Turkey’s top two gas suppliers, Russia and Iran, both supplied considerably lower volumes in the first six months of 2018 versus a year earlier. But, whilst piped gas imports from neighboring countries fell 11.5% year-on-year, those of LNG have soared. LNG accounted for a record 24% of Turkey’s gas imports in 1H 2018 as volumes from Qatar rose fourfold to rival Algeria as top supplier.

Russia’s gas shipments to Turkey fell by 12% year-on-year to 12.6bcm for the first half...