Gas demand jumps by 9 percent in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 26 / Trend A.Badalova /
Gas demand in Turkey increased by 9.2 percent up to 39 billion cubic meters in 2010 compared to 35.7 billion in 2009 and 14.6 billion cubic meters in 2000, BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011 reads.
According to BP, oil demand in the country increased by 1.7 percent up to 624,000 barrels per day in 2010. The figure amounted to 615,000 bpd in 2009 and 668,000 bpd in 2000.
Turkey's refining capacity amounted to 613,000 bpd in 2010, which is similar to the figures of 2009 and 100,000 bpd lower than in 2000.
As of early 2011, Turkey's proven coal reserves amounted to 2.343 billion tons of oil equivalent - 0.3 percent of the world proven coal reserves. The country's coal mining in 2010 was 17.4 million tons of oil equivalent, which is similar to the indicator of 2009 and 3.5 million tons of oil equivalent more compared to the production volume in 2000. Turkey's coal demand amounted to 34.4 million tons of oil equivalent in 2010 compared to 32 million tons in 2009 and 25.5 million tons in 2000, BP said.
The country's hydroelectricity consumption increased by 44.3 percent up to 11.7 million tons of oil equivalent in 2010 compared to 7 million tons of oil equivalent in 2000.