Gazprom increased its gas supplies to Turkey by 18.8 percent between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, Russian news agency TASS reported on Dec. 17.
Gazprom has reportedly stated that it sent 27.6 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to Turkey, a record high during that period.
Gazprom’s earlier gas export record to Turkey was made in 2014 for the full year, with 27.3 bcm.
Turkey is the second biggest foreign market for Gazprom, following Germany, the company stated.
According to the company, gas supplies to other countries of the target region of the under-construction TurkStream gas pipeline have also increased.
The company’s supplies to Greece have increased by 10.1 percent, to Bulgaria by 5.7 percent, and to Hungary by 22 percent. The largest rise was in Serbia with 23.5 percent, according to the report.
TurkStream will consist of two offshore pipelines, with a total capacity to transport up to 31.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
The first line is intended for the Turkish market, while the second targets gas supplies to countries in south and southeastern Europe.