Turkey's crude oil imports up 78.30% in February 2019

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Turkey's crude oil imports up 78.30% in February 2019

Turkey's crude oil imports increased by 78.30% to 2.3 million tons in February 2019 compared to the same month of 2018, according to a report released by the country's energy watchdog on Friday.

The country's overall imports of oil products increased by 22.6% in February to 3.4 million tons compared to February 2018, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority said.

Output of oil refinery products increased by 65.8% to 2.5 million tons. In addition, diesel and gasoline production was up by 83% and 41%, reaching nearly 849 thousand tons and 431 thousand tons, respectively.

In February, total fuel sales rose by 2.7% to 2 million tons compared to the same month last year.