A sharp drop in Turkish gas imports from Russia and Iran

Turkish natural gas imports from Russia and Iran recorded a sharp decline during the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year.

According to information obtained by official Turkish Anadolu news agency from the Energy Market Regulatory Agency, natural gas imports from Russia decreased by 41.5 percent, and from Iran they decreased by 46 percent.

The volume of Turkey’s imports of natural gas during the first 6 months of this year amounted to 22 billion 483 million and 46 thousand cubic meters, recording a decrease of 3.5 percent, compared to the same period in 2019.

During the first half of this year, Azerbaijan, the countries that exported the most natural gas to Turkey, topped Turkey with 5 billion 444 million and 99 thousand cubic meters, an increase of 23.4 percent, compared to the same period last year.

During the same period, the amount of natural gas imported from Russia decreased by 41.5 percent, to reach 4 billion 678 million and 66 thousand cubic meters.

On the Iranian level, Turkey did not import natural gas from it during the first half of this year, except in the months of April, May and June, and it reached 2 billion and 29 million cubic meters.