Turkey may start importing Qatari liquefied gas this year
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 21 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
In the case of reaching an agreement on the price Turkey starting this year, will begin importing liquefied gas from Qatar, TRT Haber TV Channel quoted Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz as saying on Saturday.
The minister said that this year, Turkey plans to import about three billion cubic meters of gas from Qatar.
He also noted that Turkey is considering whether the natural gas from Qatar will be imported by the private sector, or by the state Botas pipeline company.
Earlier Turkey sued Iran at the International Court of Arbitration to dispute gas price.
In 1996, Iran and Turkey signed an agreement to supply 10 billion cubic metres of gas to Turkey annually (30 million cubic metres per day).
According to the statistical data of the Turkish State Pipeline Corporation Botas, Turkey imported 39.7 billion cubic meters of gas in 2011. Among the exporters of gas to Turkey Russia ranks first, Iran and Azerbaijani follow Russia.