Russian gas export to Turkey decreases

Turkey imported 10.14 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in January-May 2016, as compared to 11.22 billion cubic meters in the same period of 2015, said the report issued by Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority.

Russia supplied 26.78 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in 2015, as compared to almost 27 billion cubic meters in 2014.

The report also says Turkey imported 19.94 billion cubic meters of gas in January-May 2016, of which 16.22 billion cubic meters were delivered via pipelines, while 3.72 billion cubic meters accounted for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Russia accounted for 50.84 percent of the total volume of Turkey’s gas import in January-May 2016.

Russia supplies gas to Turkey via the Blue Stream and the Trans-Balkan pipelines. Blue Stream is a major trans-Black Sea gas pipeline with the capacity of 16 billion cubic meters per year that carries natural gas from Russia into Turkey.

Source: Trend News Agency