Turkey increases gas imports from Azerbaijan by more than 21%

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In July this year, Turkey imported 1.093 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan, Report says, citing the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA).

The figure is 21.5% higher than in July last year. Azerbaijan ranks first in Turkey’s total gas imports.

Russia followed it with 843 million cubic meters and Iran with 664 million cubic meters. Compared to last year, Turkey’s natural gas imports from Russia decreased by 28.4%. The volume of natural gas imported from Iran increased by 9.5% compared to the same month.

In total, Turkey imported 2.601 billion cubic meters of gas in July this year.

Notably, natural gas produced from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field is transported to the Turkish market via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum) and TANAP. The first gas entered the Turkish market via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline in 2007. The supply of commercial gas to Turkey via TANAP began on June 30, 2018.