Natural gas in Turkey’s energy mixFossil fuels play an important role in Turkey’s energy mix, with natural gas being one of the most significant. In 2021, this energy source had a share of 33 percent. Despite this, natural gas shares in the energy mix have declined since 2014, when natural gas accounted with 48 percent of the energy generation.
TradeTurkey is heavily reliant on natural gas imports, from both pipeline and LNG (liquefied natural gas). In 2022, LNG imports into the country amounted to 15 billion cubic meters. This was a peak volume over the peiod of last eight years. In 2021, Turkey had a share of nearly three percent of worldwide LNG imports.
Turkey is a major customer of Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy company, importing 16.4 billion cubic meter from them in 2020.