Turkey's natural gas imports increased by around 23% in February this year compared to the same month of 2019, according to Turkish energy watchdog's data on Monday.
Natural gas imports increased to 5.26 billion cubic meters (bcm) in February, from 4.28 bcm in February last year, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
This February, the country imported 2.74 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 2.52 bcm was purchased as LNG, EMRA's data showed.
Russia was the top country for Turkey's natural gas imports reaching 1.11 bcm while the US followed with 931 million cubic meters (mcm) and Azerbaijan with 859 million cubic meters (mcm).
Turkey's total gas consumption increased by 11.4% to approximately 5.67 bcm this February from around 5.09 bcm in February 2019.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by 11.7% to 1.91 bcm in February compared to 2.17 bcm in February last year.
Gas production also fell by around 12.1% to 37 mcm from 42.1 mcm over the same period.
By Firdevs Yuksel