Russian gas export to Turkey increases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Turkey imported 18.8 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in January-August 2017 as compared to 15.49 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2016, says a report posted on the website of Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).
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 35.93 billion cubic meters of gas in January-August 2017, of which 29.49 billion cubic meters were imported via pipelines and 6.44 billion cubic meters accounted for import of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Russia’s share in Turkey’s total import of gas was 52.3 percent in January-August 2017.
Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and Trans-Balkan pipelines. Blue Stream is a major trans-Black Sea gas pipeline with a capacity of 16 billion cubic meters per year that carries natural gas from Russia into Turkey.