Azerbaijan increases gas supply to Turkey Energy
Azerbaijan supplied 594.46 million cubic meters of gas to Turkey in January of 2016, compared to 577.36 million cubic meters in January of 2015, said the report from Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA).
This is while the country delivered 6.17 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in 2015, compared to 6.07 billion cubic meters in 2014.
The report said that in January, Turkey imported 5.39 billion cubic meters of gas, of which 4.23 billion cubic meters were delivered via pipelines, while 1.16 billion cubic meters accounted for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Azerbaijan accounted for 11 percent of the total volume of Turkey’s gas import in January of 2016.
The remaining volume of gas imported via pipelines accounted for Russia (2.79 billion cubic meters) and Iran (852.88 million cubic meters). This is while the LNG was exported to Turkey from Algeria (468.5 million cubic meters), Nigeria (171.21 million cubic meters) and other countries (520.29 million cubic meters).
Turkey imports gas from Azerbaijan via the South Caucasus gas pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum). The country has a contract for purchasing 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas and condensate field per year.