18 Oct 2010 18:58

Gazprom increases gas supply to Turkey by one third during repair of Iranian pipeline

MOSCOW. Oct 18 (Interfax) - Following the temporary suspension of gas supply form Iran to Turkey for technical reasons, Gazprom has been asked to increase its supply of Russian natural gas through the Blue Stream pipeline while repairs on the Iranian pipeline are underway.

Gazprom told Interfax that it, following a Turkish request, had increase its total daily exports of gas to Turkey from 32 million to 40 million cubic meters on October 17. Turkish company Botas made a request for 42 mcm on October 18.

"The company Botas earlier requested an increase in supplies above the maximum daily obligations. When technical feasibly, Gazprom has always meets [the requirements] of its consumers and supplied larger deliveries of natural gas," Gazprom said.