Turkiye's daily natural gas consumption reached a record high of around 288 million cubic meters on Wednesday, Jan. 19, according to data compiled from Turkiye's state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipelines and trading company, BOTAS.
The country beat its previous record made on Jan. 19 last year, when consumption totaled 280 million cubic meters.
The country's natural consumption increased due to a rise in household gas consumption due to the cold weather.
Natural gas inflow to Turkiye's gas network saw a year-on-year increase of around 23.2% to 61.6 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2021.
As Turkiye's natural gas export volume is relatively low, total consumption is expected to be close to the inflow volume.
In 2020, around 50 bcm of natural gas was distributed through the Turkish natural gas system.
At the end of 2021, the number of gas subscribers reached approximately 18 million - the population equivalent of 70 million, while the country's natural gas storage capacity reached 3.84 bcm.
By Murat Temizer