Turkey has reduced Russian gas imports by 18%


Turkey imported 21.6 billion cubic meters of Russian gas in 2022, which is 18% less than a year earlier. The pipeline supplies accounted for 15 billion cubic meters of raw materials. This is evidenced by the statistics of the Department for regulation of the Turkish energy market EPDK For 2021, Gazprom delivered 26.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu explained the growth of trade turnover between Turkey and Russia by increasing prices for natural gas, which the country buys from Moscow. He said that 60% of the turnover was accounted for by energy resources.

Russia and Turkey are planning to launch a so-called gas hub to compensate for the lost volume of transit of raw materials through the exploded "Nord Streams". In December, Turkey began preparatory work on the creation of the hub. The project is planned to be launched within a year. The country's authorities noted that the earthquakes that occurred would not affect its implementation.