Turkey not seeking alternative to Russian gas – BOTAS
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The decrease in the supply of Russian gas will not affect Turkey, BOTAS - state pipeline company of Turkey, told Trend on Nov.21.
The company said that Russia hasn't reduced the daily gas supply to Turkey under the signed contracts, adding that currently, Turkey doesn't intend to seek alternative sources for gas import.
Turkey and Russia will discuss this issue in Moscow next week, during the visit of Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz to Russia, according to BOTAS.
During the 6th Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul on Nov.20, Yildiz said that the volume of daily natural gas supply from Russia to Turkey has decreased from 42 million to 27-28 million cubic meters.
Russia is the main supplier of natural gas to Turkey. Around 26.7 billion cubic meters of gas was supplied to Turkey from Russia in 2013 and it is planned to increase this figure to 30 billion cubic meters in 2014.
Moreover, on Nov.19, Turkey and Algeria signed a new contract for the period of ten years on supply of gas from Algeria.
Turkey also has contracts with Azerbaijan, Iran and Nigeria on the purchase of natural gas.
Edited by SI
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