Turkey’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports experienced a tenfold growth for July compared to the same month last year, the country's energy marketing watchdog said on Wednesday.
The country's LPG exports amounted to approx. 20,220 tons for July compared to the same month last year, with imports coming from Switzerland, Northern Cyprus, Greece and Turkey's free trade area, the report said.
LPG production in Turkey was 80,965 tons for July 2015 and the country's refineries’ total LPG production amounted to around 80,965 tons for July alone.
The monthly LPG imports for July increased by 27 percent to about 342,559 tons compared to July 2014, according to the report released by the Energy Marketing Regulatory Authority. Turkey imported LPG from seven countries in July 2015 – the U.S., Russia, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Norway, Libya and Ukraine.
The amount of autogas sold in Turkey over the same period was 397,041 tons. Additionally, 72,498 tons of bottled LPG and 20,215 tons of bulk LPG were sold to Turkish customers.
By Murat Temizer