Turkey decreases gas import from Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Turkey imported 16.99 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from Russia in January-September 2016, as compared to 19.38 bcm in the same period of 2015, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) said in a report posted on its website Nov. 24.
Russia supplied 26.78 bcm of natural gas to Turkey in 2015, as compared to almost 27 bcm in 2014.
The report says that Turkey imported 32.97 bcm of gas in January-September 2016, 27.4 bcm of which were imported via pipelines, and 5.57 bcm accounted for the import the liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Some 51.55 percent of the total volume of Turkey’s gas import accounted for Russia in January-September 2016.
Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and the Trans-Balkan pipelines. The Blue Stream is a major trans-Black Sea gas pipeline with the capacity of 16 bcm per year that carries natural gas from Russia into Turkey.
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