Turkey pays $9.9 bln for natural gas imports in 2009

Turkey paid 9.9 billion USD for natural gas and 6.4 billion USD for crude oil imported in 2009.

Turkey pays $9.9 bln for natural gas imports in 2009

Turkey paid 9.9 billion USD for natural gas and 6.4 billion USD for crude oil imported in 2009.

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz answered a motion with question filed by the Sirnak deputy of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) on Turkey's natural gas and crude oil imports in 2009.

In a written response, minister Yildiz said that, based on figures obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), the Republic of Turkey paid 9.9 billion USD for natural gas imports, 1.6 billion USD for imports of other petroleum gases, 6.4 billion USD for imports of crude oil and 8.5 billion USD for imports of oil products in 2009.

Touching on the Nabucco Project, Minister Yildiz said that works on the project were going as scheduled.

Turkish Parliament approved on March 4 a bill on a deal signed by Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Turkey to launch Nabucco pipeline project which will link Europe to the Caspian Sea region.

Under the law approved by the parliament, Nabucco pipeline will carry Caspian natural gas to Austria through Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Mart 2010, 11:59

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