Azerbaijan’s gas exports to Turkey rose by 16 percent in March 2021, as compared to the same month in 2020, and stood at 1.72 billion cubic meters, Trend reports with reference to Turkey’s Energy Markets Regulatory Authority (EPDK).
Azerbaijan came in second in terms of the gas export volumes to Turkey in this period, followed by Iran with 850 million cubic meters, or 52.4 percent more year-on-year. Russia was the largest exporter of natural gas to Turkey in March 2021 with 2.584 billion cubic meters, a 563 percent increase year-on-year.
Turkey’s overall gas imports rose by 47.8 percent in March year-on-year and stood at 5.827 billion cubic meters, with 4.506 billion cubic meters accounting for pipeline imports and 1.320 billion cubic meters imported as liquefied natural gas.
Pipeline imports increased by 140.8 percent, while LNG imports saw a 36.2 percent decrease.
The country’s natural gas consumption rose by 42.3 percent and reached 6.544 billion cubic meters.