Iranian gas to hit Turkey tomorrow
Iranian gas supplies to Turkey through a pipeline, which was previously blown up, will resume on Tuesday, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday, the agency Anadolu reported.
"The reconstruction of the pipeline is carried out successfully. The gas supply will resume tomorrow," Yildiz said on Monday. Iran has cut the natural gas supply to Turkey last Thursday due to explosion of the pipeline.
In 1996, Iran and Turkey signed an agreement on supplying 10 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Turkey (30 million cubic meters per day).
According to the statistical data of the Turkish state pipeline company Botas, Turkey imported 39.7 billion cubic meters of gas in 2011. Russia ranks first among the exporters of gas to Turkey followed by Iran and Azerbaijan.