Turkey's natural gas imports fell by 10.89% in May compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Turkish energy watchdog's data.
Imports decreased to 2.68 billion cubic meters (bcm) in May from 3.01 bcm in May 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 2.21 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 0.47 bcm was purchased as LNG in May, EMRA's data shows.
Turkey's total gas consumption decreased by 2.69% to approx. 2.93 bcm in May this year from around 3.01 bcm in May 2018.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by nearly 48.94% to 1.58 bcm this May from 3.09 bcm in May last year.
Gas production rose to 42.4 million cubic meters (mcm) over the same period, up from 36.49 mcm in May 2018.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu