Turkey’s oil imports up 31.1% in February as Iraq top supplier

Turkey’s total oil imports rose 31.1 percent to 3.2 million tonnes in February 2022, according to data released Monday by the country’s energy watchdog.

Crude oil imports, the category with the highest oil import volume, rose 46.9 percent in February to 2.34 million tonnes, the Market Regulatory Authority of India said. energy (EPDK) in its monthly report.

During this period, imports of diesel types decreased by 1.4% to 670,906 tons. Aviation and marine fuels, gasoline and fuel oil types and other products made up the rest of the imports.

In February, Turkey imported the majority of its petroleum and petroleum product requirements from Iraq, totaling 1.04 million tons. Russia and Kazakhstan followed with 803,447 tonnes and 489,043 tonnes, respectively.

On the other hand, gasoline sales increased by 41.9% to 229,969 tons in February compared to the same month a year earlier, and diesel sales increased by 2.3% to 1.7 million tons. .

Total sales of petroleum products increased by 6.8% and were recorded at 2.1 million tons.

Rise in exports of petroleum products

Exports of petroleum refinery products rose 31% to 831,258 tonnes, while production also rose 33.7% to 2.7 million tonnes in February.

Total domestic sales of petroleum products rose 6.8 percent year-on-year in February to 2.13 million tons.

Turkey’s aviation fuel exports rose 128.4% in February to 288,658 tonnes.

During the same period, exports of marine fuels decreased by 163.5% to 138,746 tonnes.

While exports of gasoline types fell by 14% to 67,200 tons, exports of diesel types fell by 11.2% to 117,640 tons.

In February, the production of diesel types increased by 30.5% compared to the same month of the previous year to reach 1.2 million tons, the production of gasoline types increased by 40.2% to 301,736 tons and production of aviation fuels increased by 73.6% to 305,996 tonnes.

Marine fuel production increased by 867.7% and was calculated at 163,869 tons.

Total production of refined petroleum products with other fuel types increased by 33.7% to 2.7 million tonnes.

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