Turkish household gas consumptio­n down by 12.3 percent in 2018

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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.

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