BOTAS increases gas imports by over 50%

Oil&Gas Materials 1 October 2021 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Turkey’s BOTAS company, one of the natural gas import license holders, has increased imports by 50.63 percent in July 2021, as compared to the same months of 2020, Trend reports with reference to Turkey’s Energy Markets Regulatory Authority (EPDK).

The company imported 3.817 billion cubic meters of gas in July 2021, versus 2.534 billion cubic meters in July 2020.

As for other license holders, Akfel Gaz reduced gas imports by 70.05 percent, from 138.02 million cubic meters to 41.34 million cubic meters. Avrasya Gaz didn’t import gas in July 2021, while its imports stood at 36.90 million cubic meters in July 2020. Bosphorus Gaz Corporation imported 164.83 million cubic meters in July 2021, as compared to 359.10 million cubic meters in the same months of last year, a 54.10 percent decrease. Kibar Energy’s imports dropped by 81.56 percent from 22.51 million cubic meters to 4.15 million cubic meters. Shell Energy saw a 3.52 percent growth from 18.75 million cubic meters to 19.41 million cubic meters.

Turkey’s overall gas imports rose by 30.15 percent in July 2021 year-on-year and stood at 4.047 billion cubic meters, with 3.479 billion cubic meters accounting for pipeline imports and 568.45 million cubic meters imported as liquefied natural gas.

Pipeline imports increased by 33.74 percent, while LNG imports saw a 11.80 percent growth.

The country’s natural gas consumption rose by 35.14 percent and reached 3.838 billion cubic meters.


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