Turkey increases gas import by 11 percent
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Turkish state-run pipeline company Botas imported 24.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from various sources in January-July 2014 compared to 22.1 bcm in the same period of 2013, Botas said Sept. 1.
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-July 2014, some 383 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas accounted for Botas' export operations compared to 358 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 23.46 bcm of gas was sold in the Turkish domestic market in January-July compared to 21.78 bcm in January-July 2013.
Last year, this figure was over 37.96 bcm, compared to 41.44 bcm in 2012.