Gazprom ups gas flows to Turkey after pipeline blast

MOSCOW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Russia's gas export monopolyGazprom said it increased daily gas supplies to Turkey by 60percent to 48 million cubic metres on Monday after an explosiondamaged a pipeline carrying Iranian gas.

The company said it increased gas supplies through the BlueStream underwater pipeline following Turkey's request.

The gas flow on a pipeline carrying Iranian natural gas toTurkey was halted due to a blast in eastern Turkey in the earlyhours of Monday.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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