Azerbaijan has begun purchasing gas from Iran, according to state energy firm

28/12/2016 09:00 Natural Gas

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Azerbaijan began purchasing natural gas from Iran earlier this year so as to cover its domestic requirements, state energy company SOCAR's vice president said on Tuesday.

Khoshbakht Usifzade stated that the daily quantity of supplies varies, depending on the weather, mentioning that Azerbaijan was acquiring approximately 2-4 million cubic metres of Iranian gas a day. He declared Iran had supplied 286.328 million cubic metres of gas by now this year. SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev quoted earlier this year that Azerbaijan intended to use Iranian gas to inject into gas storage facilities. Domestic gas consumption in Azerbaijan was 11 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 2015, while 8 bcm was exported to Georgia, Turkey and Iran.

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