Russian energy giant Gazprom's natural gas exports to Turkey reduced to 6.4 billion cubic meters, an 18 percent decline, during the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the statement by Gazprom, the largest amount of natural gas was exported to Germany with 12 billion cubic meters during the first quarter of 2016 followed by Turkey. During the same period, Gazprom sold a total of 36.7 cubic meters of natural gas to Western European countries and 7.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Central European countries.
The company exported 27 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey in total last year. Private sector supplier companies announced in early 2016 that the amount of natural gas taken from the western route of the gas pipeline had decreased.