Turkey plans to increase gas import from Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Turkey’s BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation plans to import 6.5 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan until the end of 2016, the Anadolu Agency reported.
The report said that the company imported 6.17 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan in 2015. Therefore, it is expected that BOTAS will increase the import of Azerbaijani gas by 5.4 percent.
Against the background of increasing the supplies from Azerbaijan, the Turkish company, in total, plans to reduce gas import from other countries by 4.1 billion cubic meters (or 10 percent) to 36.5 billion cubic meters.
As for the distribution of gas in the country, BOTAS sold 44 percent of gas to households and industrial sector in 2014 and this figure was 54 percent in 2015, and it is expected to be 56 percent in 2016.