Turkey's liquefied petroleum gas sector is expected to grow by 5 percent in 2015 due to low oil prices and increasing demand, Mustafa Yilmaz, the head of Turkey's energy regulating body said Wednesday.
'Turkey's LPG sector might grow by 5 percent despite 2-3 percent growth scenarios, due to low oil prices and increasing auto gas demand,' Yilmaz said, speaking at the 8th International Energy Congress in Ankara.
The LPG sector represents up to 4 percent of Turkey's total energy demand, according to Yilmaz.
Turkey's natural gas demand has increased threefold in the last 13 years from 17 billion cubic meters to over 50 billion and is used in 72 out of Turkey's total 81 provinces.
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Speaking on Turkey's wind energy capacity, Yilmaz said an additional 1,000 MW capacity will be installed in the grid over the next 2 years.
Turkey has reached 4,200 MW capacity, while it plans to connect 3,000 MW installed capacity by 2018.
Reporting by Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu & Writing By Furkan Naci Top