Iran exported some 8.25 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in 2010, showing around 50 percent rise year on year, National Iranian Gas Export Company reported.
Turkey agreed in 1996 to buy 10 billion cubic meters of
natural gas annually for 25 years from Iran. Iran is Turkey's second largest
supplier of natural gas after Russia. Turkey uses Iranian gas to fire half of
its power plants.
Iran's gas exports to Turkey in 2009 amounted to roughly $7 billion, Press TV reported.
The gas network between the two countries has the capacity to increase the annual transfer of gas up to 15 billion cm.
The gas transfer through Bazargan border can be increased to even higher levels by developing the network in order to export more gas not only to Turkey, but also to other countries.
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