Thursday, December 22, 2016

Turkey's gas supplies struggling to meet soaring winter demand - sources - REUTERS

Thursday, 22 December 2016 08:16 GMT
Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by David Dolan

ANKARA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Turkey's daily natural gas consumption has risen to more than 200 million cubic meters due to increased household demand in cold weather and is outpacing supply, energy industry sources said on Thursday.

To help ease demand, Turkey's state pipeline operator Botas has cut supply to gas-fired power plants by 90 percent and advised several industrial companies to reduce non-critical production, energy sources said.

There are currently no issues in gas flows from foreign supplies such as those from Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan, energy sources said, adding that deliveries of liquefied natural gas (LNG) due in a few days could help meet demand.