According to the February “Natural Gas Market Sector Report” of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority, approximately 3 billion 147 million cubic meters of imports were realized through pipelines and 2 billion 864 million cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
In this period, natural gas imports through pipelines decreased by approximately 12.9 percent, while LNG imports increased by 7.8 percent. Total natural gas imports decreased by 4.2 percent in this period and became approximately 6 billion 11 million cubic meters.
While the most natural gas imports were made from Russia with 2 billion 65 million cubic meters in February, this country was followed by the USA with 1 billion 21 million cubic meters and Azerbaijan with 815 million cubic meters.
While natural gas imports from Russia decreased by 12.2 percent, imports from the USA decreased by 31 percent, imports from Azerbaijan increased by 9.1 percent.
Gas consumption of houses decreased by 16.1%
In the said period, natural gas consumption in the country decreased by 10.8 percent and became 6 billion 49 million cubic meters.
Natural gas consumption of organized industrial zones decreased by 17.5 percent and was recorded as 307 million cubic meters.
Natural gas consumption in power plants increased by 19 percent to 1 billion 159 million cubic meters.
Natural gas consumption in residences decreased by approximately 16.1 percent in this period and became 2 billion 947 million cubic meters.
Natural gas stock increased
The amount of natural gas stock in Turkey increased by 188.7 percent compared to February of last year and reached 4 billion 809 million cubic meters.
4 billion 462 million cubic meters (92.8%) of the natural gas stock was in underground storage facilities, and 347 million cubic meters (7.2 percent) were in LNG terminals.
In this period, the amount of stock in underground storage facilities increased by approximately 243.3 percent, while the amount of stock in LNG terminals decreased by 5.1 percent.