By Murat Temizer
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's daily natural gas consumption reached a record high of 274 million cubic meters on Monday, Jan.18, according to data compiled from Turkey's state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipelines and trading company, BOTAS, on Tuesday.
The country beat its previous record made on Jan. 8, 2019, when consumption totaled 245 million cubic meters.
The country's natural consumption increased due to the cold weather and a rise in household gas consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and lockdowns.
Natural gas inflow to Turkey's gas network saw a year-on-year increase of around 6.38% to 50 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, compared to 47 bcm in 2019.
As Turkey's natural gas export volume is relatively low, total consumption is expected to be close to the inflow volume.
In 2017, Turkey saw the highest inflow level in the country's history of 53.86 bcm.