8 LNG cargoes will be delivered to Turkey in 10 days

Turkey is expected to receive eight shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from countries including the United States, Equatorial Guinea and Algeria at its LNG terminals by March 6, international shipping data revealed on Thursday. .

Turkey continues to purchase LNG in order to keep its natural gas tanks full and avoid supply problems, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency (AA).

LNG cargoes are expected to reach the country’s three floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), Ertuğrul Gazi, Aliağa and Marmara Ereğlisi, within 10 days.

LNG carriers Maran Gas Pericles, Methane Princess, Elisa Larus, SK Resolute and Gaslog Hong Kong left the United States, while vessels Gui Ying from Equatorial Guinea and Ougarta and Lalla Fatma N’Soumer from Algeria headed for terminals in Turkey. The arrival dates of the ships to their destinations in Turkey range from February 25 to March 6.

The gas is stored in liquid form on the LNG carriers arriving in Turkey, then converted into a gaseous form suitable for the pipeline after the necessary procedures and sent to the system. Thus, natural gas, which makes a long journey through ships, reaches the hearth.

The Mol Hestia LNG vessel, meanwhile, departing from Texas and with a total capacity of 170,799 cubic meters, arrived in Turkey on February 22.

LPG imports increased 5.5% year-on-year in December

Turkish imports of petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) increased by 5.5% in December compared to the previous month in 2021 and reached 245,922 tons.

LPG imports were made from the United States, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Greece and Russia by distribution license holders, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) in its monthly oil market report.

During this period, LPG exports by refining and distribution licensees increased by 78.1% to approximately 26,748 tonnes. Exports were made to Lebanon, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bulgaria, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Switzerland, Marshall Islands, Romania and Free Trade Zones of Turkey .

Turkey’s LPG production in the month rose to 86,295 tonnes, marking a 10.7% jump year-on-year.

Total LPG sales by distributor licensees during the month were approximately 264,646 tonnes.

While autogas sales increased by 1.1% on an annual basis and bulk LPG sales decreased by 5.9%. Thus, total LPG sales on the domestic market decreased by 2.4%.

Autogas is in first place with a market share of 78.4%. It was followed by bottled LPG with 18.3% and bulk LPG with 3.3%.

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