Export of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey decreased by 10%
In January-June 2021, Azerbaijan exported 4 billion 878.28 million cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field to Turkey, by 10.4% less than in the same period last year.
In June 2021, the volume of Azerbaijani gas supplies to Turkey amounted to 522.56 million cubic meters, the data of the Energy Regulatory Council of Turkey (EPDK).
At the same time, Azerbaijan accounted for 12.85% of all gas supplies to Turkey in June. Compared to June last year, the volume of exports decreased by 43.05%.
In general, in June Azerbaijan remained in third position in terms of gas supplies to Turkey. In the first place – Russia, which accounted for 58.98% of all supplies, in second – Iran (21.33%), in fourth – Algeria (6.84%).
In general, in June 2021, gas exports to Turkey amounted to 4 billion 65.34 million cubic meters (a 2-fold increase compared to June 2020). At the same time, the share of pipeline gas accounted for 3 billion 787.12 million cubic meters (93.2% of all supplies, an increase of 3.5 times), LNG – 278.22 million cubic meters (6.8% of all supplies, a decline of 3.3 times). In total, supplies were carried out from 4 countries (Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran – by pipelines, Algeria – by LNG).
Note that since April 16, 2021, the supply of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey under the contract within the framework of Shah Deniz-1 has been suspended, since the term of the agreement has expired. Since that date, deliveries have been carried out only under the contract within the framework of Shah Deniz-2.
At the same time, the Shah Deniz consortium and BOTAS are currently continuing negotiations to conclude a new contract for the export of gas to Turkey within the Shah Deniz-1 framework.
* In 2020, Azerbaijan exported 11 billion 547.99 million cubic meters of gas from the Shah Deniz field to Turkey (an increase of 20.5%).