Turkey is one of the main buyers of Russian natural gas. The cooperation in the gas sector dates back to 1984 when the Turkish Government and the Soviet Union signed the Agreement on natural gas supplies
Ankara, July 2 - Neftegaz.RU.
Turkey imported a total of 14.64 billion m3
(bcm) of natural gas
from Russia in the 1st
half of this year, the largest amount since 2017, Daily Sabah analysed.
The figure was released by Gazprom
Export, which showed that a record import of 14.436 bcm in the same period of 2017 was surpassed by this year’s purchase.
Turkey, which surpassed Italy in the import of Russian gas
in October 2020 and placed 2nd
after Germany, has maintained its position since then.
Gazprom delivered 2.46 bcm of gas to Turkey in June alone.
This was despite the fact that the operation of the Turkish Stream, which has a daily delivery capacity of 42 million m3
, halted transport for maintenance
works between June 22-28.
In 2017, Turkey broke a record by purchasing 14.436 bcm of gas in the 1st
6 months of the year.
The TurkStream, dubbed a milestone for the 2 countries and an excellent example of Turkish-Russian cooperation
in energy, has continued to deliver Russian gas to Turkey and European markets
After the expropriation, acquisition, construction and commissioning operations completed in 2019, a total of 5.8 bcm of gas was safely transported to Europe
without interruption via the pipeline in 2020.