Azerbaijan in the first quarter exported to Turkey 2.7 billion cubic meters of gas
Azerbaijan in the first quarter of 2020 to Turkey exported 2 billion 729,24 million cubic meters of gas from the field Shah Deniz, which is 20.5% higher than the same period last year, according to data of the Council for regulation of energy of Turkey (EPDK). According to the Council, in March Turkey was delivered 924,28 million cubic meters of Azeri gas, which amounted to 23,45% from the total volume of gas supplies to Turkey (an increase compared to March 2019 by 19.63%). Overall, in March, gas exports to Turkey amounted to 3 billion cubic meters 940,99 million (decrease of 8.27% compared to March 2019). The share of pipeline gas had 1 billion 871,78 million cubic meters (47.5% of all deliveries), LNG – 2 billion 69,21 million cubic meters (52,5%). Besides Azerbaijan, the supply of gas pipeline during the reporting period were carried out from Iran and Russia.
As reported, in 2019, the Azerbaijani gas supplies to Turkey amounted to 9 billion 584,78 million cubic meters of gas from the field Shah Deniz (an increase of 27.3%).
Azerbaijani gas to Turkey supplied the gas from the field Shah Deniz field within Stage-1 and Stage-2 of its development.
The contract for the development of the field Shah Deniz was signed in Baku on 4 June 1996 and ratified by Milli Majlis on 17 October of the same year. Participants of the project “Shah Deniz” are: BP (LON:BP) (operator, 28,8%), Petronas (15,5%), SOCAR (16.7 per cent), “LUKOIL (MCX:LKOH)” (10%), NICO (10%), TPAO (19%).