Baku, July 21, AZERTAC
Turkey became the second largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer country in Europe in 2017, according to the latest report of the International Gas Union (IGU) released in July, Anadolu Agency reported.
According to statistics compiled from the report, European countries imported 47 million tonnes of LNG in total in 2017.
Spain was the leading country in LNG imports in Europe with 12.2 million tonnes per year.
Turkey imported 7.8 million tonnes of LNG last year. France followed Turkey with 6 million tonnes and the U.K. imported 4.9 million tonnes.
Turkey was the third biggest LNG importer in 2015 and fourth biggest in Europe in 2016 with 5.6 million tonnes per year.
African and Middle Eastern countries supplied the majority of Europe's LNG.
Turkey imported 3.45 million tonnes of LNG from Algeria, 1.51 million tonnes from Nigeria and one million tonnes from Qatar.
Other countries that sold LNG to Turkey were Norway, Trinidad & Tobago and the U.S.
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