In August, Turkey's gas imports from Azerbaijan and Iran grew by 34% and 152%, respectively, while the volume of Russian imports fell by 5.5% compared to the same period last year.
Natural gas imports increased to around 3.35 billion m3 (bcm) in August this year, from approximately 3.14 bcm for the same month of 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
In August 2020, the country imported 2.76 bcm of natural gas via pipelines, while 591 million m3 (mcm) were purchased as LNG, EPDK's data showed. This marked an increase in pipeline gas imports of 17.7% and a drop by 26.1% in LNG imports.
Turkey's total gas consumption increased by 19.5% to approximately 3.05 bcm this August from around 2.55 bcm in August last year. Household consumption grew by 7.8% reaching 274 mcm while the use of gas in power plants increased by 45% to 1.28 bcm during the same period.