Turkey decreases gas import
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 1
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Turkey's BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation imported 23.57 billion cubic meters of gas from various sources in January-July 2015, BOTAS said.
Thus, BOTAS imported 3.8 percent less gas compared to the same period of 2014 (24.5 billion cubic meters).
Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan via the South Caucasus pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum). Turkey has a contract on purchasing 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas and condensate field per year.
BOTAS imported almost 40 billion cubic meters of gas from various sources in 2014, compared to 36.1 billion cubic meters in 2013.
Moreover, BOTAS export operations accounted for 350 million cubic meters of gas in January-July, compared to 383 million cubic meters a year earlier.
In total, the company's export operations accounted for 644 million cubic meters of gas in 2014, compared to 694 million cubic meters in 2013.
Some 24.02 billion cubic meters of gas was sold in Turkey's domestic market in January-July 2015, compared to 23.46 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2014.
This figure was equal to 40.81 billion cubic meters as of 2014, compared to 37.96 billion cubic meters in 2013.
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