Russian gas export to Turkey up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Turkey imported 16.53 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in January-July 2017 as compared to 13.5 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.
Russia delivered 24.54 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey in 2016 as compared to 26.78 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).
Russia’s share in Turkey’s total import of gas was 51.8 percent in January-July 2017.
Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and the Trans-Balkan pipelines. Blue Stream is a major trans-Black Sea pipeline with a capacity of 16 billion cubic meters per year that carries natural gas from Russia into Turkey.