Turkey decreases gas import by 11 percent in Jan.-Aug.
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Turkish state-run pipeline company Botas imported 27.73 billion cubic meters of gas from various sources in January-August 2014 compared to 25 bcm in the same period of 2013, Botas said Sept. 30.
Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan, which is supplied via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum).
Botas imported a total of 38.42 bcm of gas from various sources in 2013 compared to 43.09 bcm in 2012.
In January-August 2014, some 459 million cubic meters of gas accounted for Botas' export operations compared to 419 mcm in the same period of last year.
Some 694 mcm of gas accounted for Botas' export operations in 2013 compared to 622 mcm in 2012.
The company said that some 26.46 bcm of gas was sold in the Turkish domestic market in January-August compared to 24.3 bcm in January-August 2013.
Last year, this figure was over 37.96 bcm, compared to 41.44 bcm in 2012.