By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu
IZMIR, Turkey (AA) - Turkey's energy watchdog estimates the consumption of 52.02 billion standard cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in Turkey in 2020, according to an official gazette announcement on Wednesday.
EMRA's natural gas consumption estimation was nearly 52.13 bcm for 2019 but the authority has not yet announced the actual consumption.
The country consumed around 49.32 bcm of natural gas in 2018, according to EMRA's 2018 Natural Gas Market Report, a rate below the 54.52 bcm forecast for that year.
Turkey aims to decrease its dependence on imported products including oil and gas in energy supply, while increasing the share of local and renewable sources in its energy mix. With that aim, the country last year saw the share of local and renewable resources in electricity production amounted to 62%.
EMRA’s Gas Consumption Forecast
In billion cubic meters (bcm)
Not available yet