Turkey's natural gas imports decreased by 10.9 percent in September compared to the same month of 2017, according to the Turkish energy watchdog's data released on Wednesday.
Imports fell to 3.28 billion cubic meters (bcm) from 3.68 bcm in September 2017, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 2.96 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 0.32 bcm was purchased as LNG in September this year, EMRA's data shows.
Turkey's total gas consumption decreased by 3.1 percent to 3.31 bcm in September this year from 3.41 bcm in September 2017.
The amount of natural gas in storage increased by 2.8 percent to 3.23 bcm in September 2018 from 3.14 bcm in September last year.
Gas production rose to 36.5 million cubic meters (mcm) over the same period, up from 27.5 mcm in September 2017.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu