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Azerbaijan Increases Gas Export to Turkey by 20.4% in Five Months

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Azerbaijan exported 4 billion 527.39 million cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field to Turkey in January-May 2020, which is 20.4% higher than the same period last year, according to the data of the Council for Energy Market Regulation in Turkey (EPDK).

According to the Council, 881.58 million cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas were supplied to Turkey in May, which amounted to 33.05% of the total volume of gas supplies to Turkey (an increase of 14.51% compared to May 2019).

In May, Azerbaijan retained its leadership in terms of gas supplies to Turkey. In second place was Qatar, which accounted for 19.5% of all supplies in May, in third place – Russia (12.74%), in fourth – Algeria (10.57%), in fifth – the United States (10.55 %).

According to EPDK, in March 2020 Azerbaijan took the first position in gas supplies to Turkey with a share of 23.45% in the total volume of these supplies.

In general, in May, gas exports to Turkey amounted to 2 billion 667.41 million cubic meters (a decrease of 0.51% compared to May 2019). At the same time, the share of pipeline gas accounted for 1 billion 221.53 million cubic meters (45.8% of all supplies, a decline compared to May 2019 – by 44.7%), LNG – 1 billion 445.88 million cubic meters (54.2% of all supplies, an increase of 3.1 times).

As reported, in 2019, supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey amounted to 9 billion 584.78 million cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field (an increase of 27.3%). 

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