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Azeri Gas Sales to Turkey Up

Azerbaijan raised its gas supply from its Shah Deniz fields to Turkey more than 50 percent Saturday following a request by Turkish pipeline operator Botas after sabotage halted gas flow from Iran on Friday, a BP official said.

The daily flow from Shah Deniz to Turkey before the increase was 10 million to 11 million cubic meters. BP-Azerbaijan is the operator of Shah Deniz, which produces about 25 million cubic meters of gas per day.

This follows an increase in gas supplies to Turkey from Gazprom after saboteurs bombed a gas pipeline in eastern Turkey on Friday, halting the flow of Iranian gas and causing minor injuries to 28 Turkish soldiers.

(Reuters)

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