BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.1
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Turkey’s BOTAS company, one of the natural gas import license holders, has increased imports by 30.33 percent in September 2021, as compared to the same month of 2020, Trend reports with reference to Turkey’s Energy Markets Regulatory Authority (EPDK).
The company imported 4.053 billion cubic meters of gas in September 2021, versus 3.110 billion cubic meters in September 2020.
As for other license holders, Akfel Gaz reduced gas imports by 100 percent, from 148.63 million cubic meters in September 2020 to zero in September 2021. Avrasya Gaz didn’t import gas in September 2021, while its imports stood at 11.65 million cubic meters in September 2020. Bosphorus Gaz Corporation imported 218.25 million cubic meters in September 2021, as compared to 417.80 million cubic meters in the same months of last year, a 47.76 percent decrease. Kibar Energy’s imports dropped by 100 percent from 13.50 million cubic meters in September 2020. Shell Energy saw a 53.41 percent decrease from 21.69 million cubic meters to 10.10 million cubic meters.
Turkey’s overall gas imports rose by 15 percent in September 2021 year-on-year and stood at 4.181 billion cubic meters, with 3.628 billion cubic meters accounting for pipeline imports and 653 million cubic meters imported as liquefied natural gas.
Pipeline imports increased by 16.1 percent, while LNG imports saw a 9 percent growth.
The country’s natural gas consumption rose by 23.6 percent and reached 4.067 billion cubic meters.
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