Friday, January 20, 2006

Iran Cuts off Natural Gas Flow to Turkey
Iran has reduced on Thursday the amount of natural gas to Turkey to six million cubic meters giving “cold weather” as a reason.

By agreement, Iran has to pump 20 million cubic meters of gas a day to Turkey.

This latest development has alarmed the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

Next week will be very hard for Turkey since natural gas is mostly used for heating purposes, especially in houses rather than in industrial areas.