Turkey's natural gas imports fell by 6.54 percent in January compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Turkish energy watchdog's data.
Imports decreased to 5.81 billion cubic meters (bcm) in January from 6.22 bcm in January 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 3.47 bcm of natural gas via the pipelines, while 2.34 bcm was purchased as LNG in January, EMRA's data shows.
Turkey's total gas consumption decreased by almost 1.55 percent to 6.09 bcm in January this year from 6.18 bcm in January 2018.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by nearly 0.55 percent to 2.74 bcm in January 2019 from 2.72 bcm in January 2018.
Gas production rose to 43.67 million cubic meters (mcm) over the same period, up from 32.99 mcm in January 2018.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu