Turkey's natural gas supplies secure, says official
Turkey does not expect any interruption in flow of natural gas from its foreign suppliers this winter, deputy head of Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, or the BOTAS, said Monday Anadolu Agency reported
Abdulvahit Fidan made the remarks at the seventh International Energy Congress and Fair in Ankara.
Last week, Turkey's minister of energy and natural resources said Russian natural gas volumes from the West Line to Turkey had fallen by 40 percent.
Fidan said the interruption was a temporary incident.
"Nevertheless, BOTAS is completely prepared to deal with any scenario regarding natural gas supplies," he said.
"All the natural gas storages are full and Turkey has no issues with any of its natural gas suppliers," he added.
Turkey consumes 45 billion cubic meters of gas annually, with nearly 60 percent of it imported from Russia; nearly half of this gas comes through Ukraine via pipelines.
Recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine have caused concerns in Turkey about a possible interruption of gas supplies