Turkey’s imports of Russian gas up
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Turkey imported 10.37 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in January-April 2017 as compared to 8.24 billion cubic meters in January-April 2016, according to a report of Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority.
Russia delivered 24.54 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in 2016 as compared to 26.78 billion cubic meters in 2015.
The report says that Turkey imported 20.45 billion cubic meters of gas in January-April 2017, 15.77 billion cubic meters of which were imported via pipelines and 4.67 billion cubic meters accounted for import of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Russia’s share in total volume of gas imported by Turkey was 50.73 percent in January-April 2017.
Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and the Trans-Balkan pipelines. Blue Stream is a major trans-Black Sea gas pipeline with the capacity of 16 billion cubic meters per year that carries natural gas from Russia into Turkey.
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