Turkey’s natural gas consumption soars
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyTurkey’s natural gas consumption soared by 5.7 percent, reaching 47.8 billion cubic meters in 2014, official sources, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency on Jan. 9.
Natural gas consumption has been increasing continuously in Turkey due to the country’s developing economy, industry and increasing population.
Natural gas plants also had the highest share of the total electricity production with 46.7 percent, followed by coal plants with 27.5 percent.
Turkey consumed 45.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2013, of which 45.8 percent went to electricity production, 25.1 percent went to industry and 20.8 percent was for household usage, according to data on the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s (EMRA) website.