Türkiye’s gas imports down 3.22% in September

by Anadolu Agency

Türkiye’s natural gas imports decreased by 3.22% in September compared to the same month in 2022, according to data from Türkiye’s energy watchdog on Tuesday.

Natural gas imports in September fell to around 3.29 billion cubic meters (bcm) from approximately 3.40 bcm in the same month of 2022, Türkiye’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.

According to EMRA data, the country imported approximately 2.79 bcm of natural gas via pipelines in September, while 501.1 million cubic meters (mcm) were purchased as LNG. This represented a 10.1% decrease in pipeline imports and a 69% increase in LNG imports.

Russia was the majority supplier, providing 1.90 bcm of natural gas to Türkiye, while Azerbaijan and Algeria followed with 888.5 mcm and 399.5 mcm, respectively.

However, gas imports from Iran decreased by 100% in September, while imports from Russia, Azerbaijan, Algeria and the US increased by 23.5%, 25%, 34.7%, and 100%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.

The country’s total gas consumption also fell by 2.75% to approximately 3.04 bcm compared to the same month in 2022.

Household consumption dropped by 1.87% to 285 mcm, and the use of gas in power plants declined by 13.3% to 1.35 bcm during the same period.

The natural gas storage volume in September increased by 39.9% to around 5.45 bcm, compared to 3.89 bcm in September 2022.

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