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Azerbaijan Supplies Record Volume of Gas to Turkey

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Azerbaijan in January 2021 exported to Turkey 1 billion 119.23 million cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field, which is 18.4% more than in January last year.

As noted in the data of the Turkish Energy Market Regulation Council (EPDK), in the total volume of gas supplies to Turkey in January, Azerbaijan accounted for 18.37%.

Moreover, in January 2021, a record volume of monthly supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey was recorded.

In general, in January 2021, Azerbaijan retained the second position in terms of gas supplies to Turkey. In the first place was Russia, which accounted for 43.9% of all supplies, in third – Iran (11.72%), in fourth – Algeria (10.92%).

As reported, in March 2020, Azerbaijan took the first position in gas supplies to Turkey and retained its leadership until July, and since August moved to second place.

In general, in January, gas exports to Turkey amounted to 6 billion 93.91 million cubic meters (an increase of 1.76% compared to January 2020). At the same time, the share of pipeline gas accounted for 4 billion 508.43 million cubic meters (74% of all supplies, an increase in comparison with January 2020 – by 16.8%), LNG – 1 billion 585.48 million cubic meters (26% of all supplies, a decline by 25.5%).

In total, supplies were carried out from 6 countries (Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran – by pipelines and Algeria, the USA and Nigeria – by LNG).

In 2020, Azerbaijan exported 11 billion 547.99 million cubic meters of gas to Turkey from the Shah Deniz field (an increase of 20.5%). Azerbaijani gas is supplied to Turkey only from the Shah Deniz field within the framework of Stage-1 and Stage-2 of its development.

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