Turkey hits historic LNG import record in Jan
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
LNG's share out of January's natural gas imports exceeded 40 percent for the first time, official information gathered by Anadolu Agency reveals.
Turkey's total natural gas imports fell by 6.54 percent in January to 5.81 bcm compared to the same month of 2018, according to EMRA's monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported the bulk of LNG from seven countries, namely Algeria, Nigeria, the U.S., Qatar, Egypt, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago. The remaining natural gas imports came via pipeline from Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan.
The amount of natural gas imported via pipeline from Azerbaijan also marked a milestone with 808 mcm, the volume of which increased since June 2018 when the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) was launched.
In January, Turkey reduced its share of natural gas imports from Russia. Turkey's natural gas imports from Russia decreased by 35 percent in January 2019 compared to the same month last year, which totaled 1.8 bcm, representing 31.62 percent of Turkey's total natural gas imports.