Turkey's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports increased by nearly 10.8 percent to 325.7 thousand tons in June compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
The Energy Market Regulatory Authority's (EPDK) data showed that imports to Turkey came from several countries including Algeria, the U.S., Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, Libya and Santa Kitts & Nevis.
Turkey's LPG production was down in June to approximately 86 thousand tons - a decrease of almost 7.3 percent on a yearly basis.
Exports saw a slump over the same period by nearly 88.8 percent to 1.2 thousand tons compared to June 2017. Among the countries that imported the highest LPG volumes from Turkey were Syria, Switzerland and Turkey's free trade zones.
Total sales of LPG hit approximately 378 thousand tons in June, including 304 thousand tons of autogas, 67 thousand tons of bottled LPG and 7 thousand tons of bulk LPG.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu