Turkey confirms Russian gas cut, no problem with Iran gas

Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler said on Tuesday that the flow of natural gas from the western line of Russia to Turkey completely stopped.

Turkey confirms Russian gas cut, no problem with Iran gas
On the other hand, the amount of natural gas Turkey received from Blue Stream line (of Russia) increased from 40 million cubic meters to 48 million cubic meters a day, Guler told reporters.

Regarding the flow of Russian natural gas to Turkey via Ukraine, Guler said, "the amount of natural gas, which flows from western line of Russia, dropped first to 32 million cubic meters and then to 17 millon cubic meters. Currently, the natural gas inflow through Ukraine has completely stopped."

Guler said that his ministry had already taken necessary measures.

"There are also other measures. I called the Ukrainian ambassador. I will also meet with Gazprom officials. We increased the daily amount of natural gas received from Blue Stream line of Russia from 40 million cubic meters to 48 million cubic meters. We have started to use underground storage and LNG resources," he said.

Upon a question, Guler said that the daily amount of natural gas coming from Iran to Turkey was 15 million cubic meters, and there was no problem with that inflow.


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