Turkey's natural gas imports decreased by 7.4% in September compared to the same month of 2018, according to Turkish energy watchdog's data.
Imports decreased to 3.04 billion cubic meters (bcm) in September from 3.28 bcm in September 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 2.47 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 0.57 bcm was purchased as LNG in September, EMRA's data shows.
Turkey's total gas consumption decreased by 20.4% to approx. 2.63 bcm this September from around 3.30 bcm in September 2018.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by nearly 1.2% to 3.24 bcm in September this year from 3.28 bcm in September last year.
Gas production increased to 37.2 million cubic meters (mcm) over the same period, up from 36.5 mcm in September 2018.
By Muhsin Barış Tiryakioğlu