Turkey cuts purchases of Russian gas by seven times, Germany – by half
Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times.
According to the results of March 2020, Russian gas exports to Turkey decreased to 210 million cubic meters from 1.418 billion cubic meters for the same period in 2019. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine .
Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times. Thus, Turkey, previously ranked second among Gazprom’s largest customers, is in the top ten with less purchases than Lithuania.
It is noted that Turkey increased the supply of liquefied natural gas, which purchases in Algeria, Qatar, Nigeria and the United States.
The main buyer of Russian gas – Germany – in March 2020, reduced imports of Gazprom products by 45% – to 2.67 billion cubic meters.
Over the same period, Russian gas supplies to Austria fell by 25%, to Belarus – by 8%.
At the same time, Russian gas supplies to Italy and Hungary increased by 19%.
As reported, Russia and Turkey launched the Turkish Stream gas pipeline in January 2020 . Two lines of the gas pipeline are capable of pumping 15.75 billion cubic meters per year. One of them is intended for the Turkish market, the second – for the European, with a continuation on the territory of Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary.