ISTANBUL, June 1 (Reuters) – Turkish state-owned energy importer BOTAS said on Wednesday it had raised natural gas prices for households, industry and electricity production, with the price for households raised by 30%.
Separately, the energy market regulatory authority (EPDK) raised electricity prices by between 15% and 25%, according to an announcement in the Official Gazette.
The price of natural gas used in industry was raised by 40% for those who consume less than 300,000 cubic metres per year and by 10% for those who use more than that amount.
BOTAS also said natural gas prices for electricity production were raised by 16.3%.
Turkey imports almost all of its energy needs, leaving it vulnerable to big price swings. Soaring world energy costs in recent months have piled pressure on BOTAS to hike prices.