The Energy Market Regulatory Authority has published the “Natural Gas Market Sector Report” for the month of September.
As a result, approximately 3.104 million cubic meters of imports were achieved through pipelines and 296 million cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants.
During this period, natural gas imports through pipelines decreased by approximately 14.4% and LNG imports decreased by 54.6%. Total imports of natural gas decreased by 20.5 percent in September compared to the same month of the previous year and have become approximately 3 billion and 401 million cubic meters.
In September, most natural gas imports were made by Russia with 1 billion and 539 million cubic meters, followed by Iran with 854 million cubic meters and Azerbaijan with 710 million cubic meters.
During this period, natural gas imports from Russia decreased by 23%, imports from Iran decreased by 3.8% and imports from Azerbaijan decreased by 3.7%.
RESIDENTIAL GAS CONSUMPTION INCREASED BY 2.5 PERCENT
In the same period, the consumption of natural gas in the country decreased by 21.7 percent and became 3 billion and 179 million cubic meters.
The consumption of natural gas in the organized industrial zones decreased by 9 percent and stood at 324,28,000 cubic meters.
Natural gas consumption in power plants decreased by 28.6% to 1 billion and 331 million cubic meters. The decrease in gas consumption by the plants was also the determining factor in the decrease in total consumption and imports.
Consumption of natural gas in homes increased by 2.5 per cent in September compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 312 million cubic metres.
INCREASED STOCK AMOUNT
The amount of natural gas stocks in Turkey increased by 36.1% in September compared to the same month of the previous year and became 3 billion 896 million cubic meters.
3.732 million cubic meters (95.8%) of the natural gas stock was in underground storage facilities and 164 million cubic meters (4.2%) was in LNG terminals.
During this period, the amount of inventories in underground storage increased by 46.6%, while the amount of inventories in LNG terminals decreased by 48.3%.