Turkey's natural gas imports increased by around 3% in January 2020 compared to the same month of 2019, according to Turkish energy watchdog's data on Friday.
Natural gas imports increased to 5.98 billion cubic meters (bcm) in January, from 5.81 bcm for the same month of 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 3.85 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 2.12 bcm was purchased as LNG in January 2020, EMRA's data showed.
Turkey's imports from Russia reached 2.21 bcm as the top country in natural gas imports while Azerbaijan followed it with 945 million cubic meters (mcm) and Algeria with 809 mcm.
Turkey's total gas consumption increased by 6.1% to approximately 6.50 bcm in January 2020 from around 6.12 bcm in January 2019.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by 18% to 2.23 bcm in January from 2.72 bcm in January of the last year.
Gas production decreased by around 13,2% to 37.8 mcm from 43.6 mcm over the same period.
By Nuran Erkul Kaya