Gas exports from Azerbaijan to Turkey significantly up
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.25
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Azerbaijan transported over 1.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in July, thereby maintaining its leading position among natural gas exporters to this country, Trend reports citing the Energy Markets Regulatory Authority (EPDK).
Azerbaijan is followed by Russia with 843 million cubic meters and Iran with 664 million cubic meters.
Imports from Azerbaijan and Iran increased by 21.5 percent and 9.5 percent respectively as Russia sent 28.4 percent less gas to Turkey compared to last year.
Turkey’s natural gas imports decreased by 4.5 percent in July compared to the same month of last year. Over 2.6 bcm were transported to Turkey via pipelines and 508 million cubic meters (mcm) by the liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities.
During this period, imports by pipelines dropped by 3.1 percent compared to the figures reported in July of last year and LNG imports fell by 11.2 percent.
With that said, natural gas imports dropped to just over 3.1 billion cubic meters, indicating a 4.5 percent decrease compared to the same month of 2019.
Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan through the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Gas Pipeline. Under the contract, Turkey annually buys from Azerbaijan 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas produced at the Shah Deniz field.
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