Turkish household gas consumption down by 12.3 percent in 2018
Turkey’s natural gas consumption per household decreased by 12.3% to 905 cubic meters in 2018 compared to the last three years’ average consumption of 1,032 cubic meters, according to Yasar Arslan, chair of the Turkish Natural Gas Distributors Association, (GAZBIR) on Wednesday. Arslan said the average temperature in Turkey in
2018 increased by 1.8 degrees centigrade to
15.4 degrees from 13.6 degrees in 2017. “As a result of this increase, Turkey’s natural gas consumption per household decreased and Turkey’s gas imports also went down by 2 billion cubic meters,” Arslan said. He added that in monetary terms, this amounts to approximately 3.4 billion Turkish liras ($600 million). Arslan noted that 80 percent of Turkey’s population had access to natural gas as of the end of 2018.