Gazprom, Greece sign South Stream deal
According to the document signed in Moscow by Gazprom deputy CEO, Alexandr Medvedv, and DESFA head George Paparsenos, a joint venture will be created in Athens to handle construction of the Greek segment of the pipeline. The cost of the project is estimated at around 1 billion Euro.
Russia has already signed intergovernmental agreements with Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.
The overall estimated cost of the South Stream project is $25 million and is expected to be completed in 2013 with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters per year.