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Turkey will buy Azerbaijani gas also under a spot contract

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In February, SOCAR Enerji will supply 4 mcm of spot gas per day to the gas distribution networks of Turkey through the area of ​​the village of Türkgözü in the northeastern province of Ardahan.

Against the background of the suspension of gas supplies to Turkey by Iran since January 20 under the pretext of “technical problems” and a sharp cold snap in most of Anatolia and Thrace, gas consumption by the population has reached a record level.

To get out of this situation, it was decided to redirect part of the gas from the industrial sector and thermal power plants to the needs of the population, Anadolu agency reports.

Currently, Turkey imports 44 mcm of gas per day through the Turkish Stream pipeline and 47 mcmthrough the Blue Stream. The Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) supplies another 17.3 mcm of gas per day.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal “Egegaz Aliaga” receives 38 million cubic meters of gas per day, from the LNG terminal “Marmara Eregli” 35 million cubic meters, from FSRU (floating unit for storage and re-gasification of LNG) “Ertugrul Gazi” 20 mcm, with FSRU “Etki Liman” 25 mcm of gas per day.

The Tuz Golu underground gas storage currently transfers 30 mcm of gas per day to the network, and the Silivri underground gas storage 15 mcm of gas per day.

In addition, from the entry point in the village of Türkgezu in Ardahan, about 7 million cubic meters of gas per day can be supplied to Turkey from Azerbaijan.

Thus, in general, Turkey receives more than 270 mcmof natural gas per day.

SOCAR Enerji received the right to import spot gas from the Turkish Ministry of Energy on Wednesday, January 26. Thus, in February, an additional 4 mcm of gas per day will be supplied to Turkey through pipelines. 

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