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Turkey becomes second-biggest Russian gas importer in 2014, Germany keeps leading position
Russian Gazprom increased gas exports to Turkey by 2.3% in 2014 compared with the previous year, while cutting supplies to its two biggest European customers - Germany and Italy, the gas giant reported on Friday.
In 2014, Gazprom exported 27.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey, the report said. Germany kept its position of the biggest importer of Russian gas last year, though Gazprom cut its gas supplies to Europe's biggest economy by 3.7% to 38.7 billion cubic meters.
Gazprom's exports to Italy dropped by 14.4% in 2014 to 21.6 billion cubic meters of gas.
The other Gazprom's customers in Western Europe also cut the volume of purchased gas last year. Russia's gas exports to France totaled 7 billion cubic meters, to Finland - 3.1 billion cubic meters, to Austria - 3.9 billion cubic meters, to Greece - 1.7 billion cubic meters, to the Netherland - 3.5 billion cubic meters, to Switzerland - 0.3 billion cubic meters, to Denmark - 0.4 billion cubic meters and to Britain - 10 billion cubic meters.
The total volume of Russian gas exports to Western Europe dropped by 3.7% in 2014 to 117.92 billion cubic meters.
[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 13Feb15]
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