Gazprom increased its gas supplies to Turkey by 18.8 % between January 1 and December 15, Turkish Anadolu reported on December 18, 2017.
Gazprom’s earlier export record to Turkey was made in 2014 for the full year with 27.3 billion cubic meters.
Turkey is the 2nd biggest foreign market for Gazprom, following Germany, the company said.
According to the company, gas supplies to other countries of the target region of the under-construction Turkish Stream gas pipeline also increased.
Supplies to Greece increased by 10.1 %, to Bulgaria by 5.7 %, to Hungary by 22 % and the largest rise was seen in Serbia with 23.5 %.
Turkish Stream will consist of 2 offshore pipelines, with a total capacity to transport up to 31.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
The 1st line is intended for the Turkish market, while the second targets gas supplies to countries in south and southeastern Europe.