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Turkey gets more Azerbaijani gas

23 February 2016 17:48 (UTC+04:00)
Turkey gets more Azerbaijani gas

Azerbaijan supplied 594.34 million cubic meters of gas to Turkey in December 2015 compared to 586.92 million cubic meters in December 2014, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) reported on February 23.

In total, Azerbaijan supplied 6.17 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey in 2015 versus 6.07 billion cubic meters in 2014.

In December 2015, Turkey imported 5.34 billion cubic meters of gas, some 4.29 billion of which were imported via pipelines, other 1.05 billion cubic meters accounted for import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to the report.

Azerbaijan's share in Turkey's total gas import amounted to 11.13 percent in 2015, said the report.

The remaining part of the imported gas volume via pipelines accounted for Russia (2.82 billion cubic meters) and Iran (872.16 million cubic meters).

In December 2015, Algeria (398.5 million cubic meters), Qatar (216.63 million cubic meters), Nigeria (350.47 million cubic meters) and Norway (88.73 million cubic meters) became the LNG suppliers to Turkey.

Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan via South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum).

Turkey has a contract for annual purchase of 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas from the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz offshore gas and condensate field.

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