Turkey’s natural gas imports decrease 14 pct in November

Turkey’s natural gas imports decrease 14 pct in November

ISTANBUL
Turkey’s natural gas imports decrease 14 pct in November

Turkey imported a total of 4.7 billion cubic meters natural gas in November 2018, with a decline of 13.8 compared to the same month of the previous year.

3.6 billion bcm natural gas was imported by Turkey via pipelines whereas liquefied natural gas (LNG) of 1.1 bcm was also brought in, according to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s (EPDK) monthly report.

Russia was Turkey’s main source country for natural gas imports with 2.1 bcm in November 2018. Iran followed with 839 million cubic meters of natural gas and Azerbaijan followed with 745 million cubic meters. Algeria, Qatar, Nigeria and the United States were other natural gas importers to Turkey.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s natural gas stock reached almost 3.4 bcm in November, with an annual increase of 15.7 percent.

Turkish power plants, households and industrial installations used a total of 4.1 bcm natural gas in November 2018, with a decrease of 21,4 compared to November 2017.

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