ANKARA, November 20 (Sputnik) — Daily delivery volumes of Russian natural gas to Turkey have decreased from 42 million cubic meters to 28 million cubic meters, Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday.
“Today, deliveries of Russian gas decreased from 42 billion cubic meters to 27-28 million. For us, it is not good. We ensure usual consumption, this is why because of this [decrease] our demand increases every day. These numbers should be stipulated in a contract,” Yildiz said during the 6th Atlantic Council Energy and Economic summit in Istanbul.
Yuldiz said that this issue will be discussed during his upcoming talks with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow.
“Next week, we will meet in Moscow with my colleague Alexander Novak and will put this question in the agenda. It should be resolved by the end of the month,” Yuldiz added.
Russia is the major supplier of natural gas to Turkey. In 2013, Russia delivered 26.7 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey. In 2014, Russian gas delivery volumes to Turkey are expected to increase and reach 30 billion cubic meters.