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Iran Resumes Shipments Of Natural Gas To Turkey January 7, 2007

Posted by notapundit in World News.
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ISTANBUL (AP)–Iran resumed shipments of natural gas to Turkey on Sunday, almost a week after cutting them off, the state-owned Anatolia news agency reported.

Iran had cut its supply of gas to Turkey on Jan. 3, saying it needed to meet increased domestic demand.

The move had created anxiety in Turkey, which receives almost all of its natural gas from Iran and Russia. Natural gas is commonly used for heating in Turkey.

Iran had promised not to reduce gas supplies after Tehran reduced the flow of natural gas to Turkey last year during a cold snap.

The recent cut had fueled some speculation that the move was political, and refired debates about Turkey’s energy dependence on Russia and Iran.

Turkey has been importing natural gas from Iran through a 2,580-kilometer pipeline since 2001. Turkey’s state pipeline company, Botas, has said Turkey imports 20-22 million cubic meters of natural gas per day from Iran.

Iran is Turkey’s second-largest supplier of natural gas after Russia. Turkey also imports some liquefied natural gas from Nigeria and Algeria.

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