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Russian gas exports to Turkey up by 26pc in January-April 2017

Russian gas exports to Turkey grew by 26 % in January-April 2017, to reach 10.5 billion cubic meters.

Russian gas exports to Turkey up by 26pc in January-April 2017


Russian gas exports to Turkey grew by 26 % in January-April 2017, to reach 10.5 billion cubic meters, according to documents prepared by Russian Prime Minister D. Medvedev's visit to Turkey on May 22, 2017.

«In 2016, Russia's natural gas exports to Turkey amounted to 24.7 billion cubic meters. In January-April 2017, gas exports grew by 26 %, to reach 10.5 billion cubic meters,» the document says.

Apart from that, basis has been laid for closer cooperation in the gas sector thanks to the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project with a capacity of 31.4 cubic meters.

In January-March 2017, trade between Russia and Turkey grew by 14.6 % as compared with the same period last year and reached $4.1 billion , according to the document.

The 2 countries are developing cooperation in the nuclear energy sector.

Thus, Russian specialists are taking part in the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Investments in the project are estimated at $22 billion .

«Currently, work is being done to prepare the beginning of construction works and attract private Turkish investors to the project,» the document has it.


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