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Turkey purchasing less Azeri gas

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, April 22
In the first quarter of 2010 1.3 billion cubic metres of natural gas was pumped through the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline, 18% less than in the same period of last year. This is explained by a decrease in Turkish gas consumption.

According to BP, the Shah Deniz gas field in Azerbaijan, which it operates, should provide Turkey with more than 6 billion cubic metres of Azeri gas this year, more than it provided in 2009. However over the past three months the amount of gas pumped has not increased but decreased. It can be predicted that at best annual consumption will remain at the same level.