Gas Use Breaks Record in Turkey

Due to the unseasonably chilly winter weather,Turkey broke a natural gas consumption record on Jan. 16, consuming 178 million cubic meters of natural gas.

Energy Ministry officials, however, said an 8 to 10 million cubic meter deficit is not a cause for concern and the deficit stems from the fact that people have consumed more electricity leading to a strain on the natural gas conversion plants, which convert natural gas to electricity. The situation is expected to be resolved by Jan. 21, according to officials. 

“This period has not affected residential and industrial natural gas usage and will not affect usage going forward,” the officials said.