Turkey's crude oil and aviation fuel imports decreased in April 2018 although diesel imports rose, according to the country's energy watchdog's report on Tuesday
Crude oil imports decreased by 37.9 percent to 1.5 million tonnes in April compared to the same month last year, Energy Marketing Regulatory Authority (EPDK) said.
Aviation fuels imports decreased by 1.9 percent to 15.9 thousand tonnes in April while diesel imports grew by 48.8 percent to 1.3 million tonnes.
As a result, Turkey's total oil product imports increased by 10.3 percent this April to 3.1 million tonnes compared to April 2017.
Production of oil refinery products lowered by 34.7 percent to 1.7 million tonnes. In addition, diesel production dropped by 33.7 percent to 643 thousand tonnes.
In April, total fuel sales rose by 13.1 percent to 2.5 million tonnes compared to the same month last year.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu