Turkey wants gas price discount from Russia

April 22, 2014

Turkey will try to obtain a gas price discount from Russia, and this issue will be discussed with the management of Russia's Gazprom in the coming days, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz said, the country's TRT Haber TV channel reported on April 21, Trend has said.

The reports that Gazprom refused to offer any discount to Ankara was untrue, according to the minister. “The contract signed between Ankara and Moscow gives every reason for Turkey to demand a discount on the supplied gas," Yildiz said.

Turkey buys Russian gas at $425 per 1000 cubic meters, according to Turkish media. Turkey pays $335 for one thousand cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas which is supplied via the South Caucasus Pipeline (Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline). The country pays $490 for 1000 cubic meters of Iranian gas.

Copyright: Trend, 2014