Turkey’s natural gas imports down 17% in November 2019

Turkey’s natural gas imports decreased by around 17% in November 2019 compared to the same month of 2018, according to Turkish energy watchdog’s data on Wednesday.

Natural gas imports decreased to 3.9 billion cubic meters (bcm) in November last year, from 4.69 bcm for the same month of 2018, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.

The country imported 2.81 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 1.87 bcm was purchased as LNG in November 2019, EMRA’s data showed.

Turkey’s total gas consumption decreased by 15.8% to approximately 3.44 bcm in November 2019, from around 4.09 bcm in November 2018.

The amount of natural gas in storage increased by approximately 2.6% to 3.45 bcm in November last year, from 3.36 bcm in November of the previous year.

Gas production decreased by around 2.8% to 37.6 bcm from 38.7 bcm over the same period.

Anadolu Agency

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