Azerbaijan’s gas export to Turkey up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijan exported about 3.94 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey in January-July 2017 as compared to 3.8 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2016, says a report posted on the website of Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) Sept. 28.
In 2016, Azerbaijan supplied 6.48 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey as compared to 6.17 billion cubic meters in 2015.
The report says that Turkey imported 31.92 billion cubic meters of gas in January-July 2017, of which 26.01 billion cubic meters were imported via pipelines and 5.91 billion cubic meters accounted for import of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Azerbaijan’s share in total gas imported by Turkey stood at 12.3 percent in January-July 2017.
Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum).
Turkey has a contract for annually purchasing 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan’s offshore Shah Deniz gas and condensate field.