Turkey experienced a decline in natural gas imports in the year 2022

Turkey experienced a decline in natural gas imports in the year 2022

Turkey’s total natural gas imports decreased by 6.9% to 54.661 billion cubic meters compared to 2021.

According to the “2022 Natural Gas Market Sector Report” by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK), Turkey’s natural gas exports increased by 51.8% to 581.43 million cubic meters in 2022 compared to 2021.

On the other hand, Turkey’s total natural gas imports decreased by 6.9% to 54.661 billion cubic meters compared to 2021.

Of the total natural gas imports last year, 39.49 billion cubic meters were pipeline gas, while 15.17 billion cubic meters were liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Among the 20 countries from which natural gas was imported during the relevant period, the highest imports were made from Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, the United States, and Algeria, respectively.

Natural gas exports increased

In 2022, natural gas exports increased by 51.8% compared to the previous year, reaching 581.43 million cubic meters.

During the past year, natural gas exports were carried out to four countries, with Bulgaria being the highest recipient with 254.86 million cubic meters. It was followed by Greece with 228.29 million cubic meters, Switzerland with 98.23 million cubic meters, and Serbia with 50,000 cubic meters.

Exports to Bulgaria and Greece were in the form of pipeline gas, while exports to Switzerland and Serbia were in the form of LNG.

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