ISTANBUL

Turkey’s total oil imports dropped by 18.1% to 2.93 million tonnes in April this year compared to the same month last year, according to data of Turkey’s energy watchdog on Friday.

Crude oil imports, the category with the highest oil import volume, decreased by 1.1% during that period down to 2.35 million tonnes, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly oil market report.

In April 2020, Turkey imported the highest amount of crude from Iraq at 1.46 million tonnes. Russia and Norway followed with 513,253 tonnes and 273,093 tonnes, respectively.

Oil refinery product output decreased by 9.4% to 2.58 million tonnes this April. While diesel production was up 25% to 1.26 million tonnes, gasoline production decreased by nearly 33.2% to 273,908 tonnes.

Total domestic oil product sales in April rose by 26.7% to 1.71 million tonnes compared to the same month of 2019.

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