13 Jan 2023 11:32

Azerbaijan increases gas exports by 18% in 2022 - energy minister

BAKU. Jan 13 (Interfax) - Azerbaijan increased gas exports by 18% to 22.3 billion cubic meters in 2022, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov said on Friday.

Shahbazov said on Twitter that Azerbaijan exported 11.4 bcm of natural gas to Europe in 2022 (up 12.3% from 2021), which amounted to 51% of all deliveries from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan supplied 8.4 bcm of gas to Turkey (38% of all exports), alongside 2.5 bcm to Georgia (11% of all exports). A total of 5.6 bcm of gas were supplied to Turkey in the reporting period through the TANAP pipeline.

Back in 2021, Azerbaijan exported over 19 bcm of gas, including 8.2 bcm to Europe.

It is planned to export 24 bcm of gas in 2023, including about 12 bcm to Europe.