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Azerbaijan Halts Gas Flow to Turkey as Iran Supply Drops

February 07, 2012

Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Azerbaijan natural gas flow to Turkey halted due to technical failures, according to state-run Anatolia news agency.

There was also a drop in the amount of gas coming from Iran, the news agency said. Breakdowns at compression stations in Azerbaijan and Iran triggered the shortages, Anatolia reported, without saying how it got the information.

Turkish Energy Ministry officials told the news agency that power plants using natural gas switched to diesel and fueloil to generate electricity. There are no cuts in gas services to residential buildings or industrial plants, ministry officials said, according to Anatolia.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emre Peker in Ankara at epeker2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Bryant at sbryant5@bloomberg.net


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