Turkey to import 10 bcm of gas from Iran

Tehran, Jan 31, IRNA — Turkey announced that it will import 10 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in 2015, around one-fifth of the country’s total gas imports, from neighboring Iran.
  Turkey’s natural gas imports for 2015 are projected to reach 52.2 bcm, an increase of 9.6 percent compared to last year, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

Turkish news website Daily Sabah reported that Ankara will import one-fifth of its gas from Iran, and the rest from Russia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Algeria and Nigeria.

Gas consumption has been increasing in Turkey because of the country’s developing economy and industry, and its population growth.

Turkey uses most of the natural gas for its electricity sector, which accounts for nearly half of the country’s natural gas consumption. The industrial and residential sectors each account for approximately 20 percent.



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