*Key Mediterranean crude importer Turkey, as with other regional and global markets, saw volumes slump in Q2 as the Covid-19 pandemic peaked. But, unlike the likes of Spain (MEES, 13 November) and Japan (MEES, 4 December), Turkey’s import volumes rebounded strongly in Q3.
*Indeed, at 674,000 b/d, average Q3 volumes were just shy of the record of 689,000 b/d set a year earlier. Imports rose almost 50% to an annual record 625,000 b/d for 2019 with the start-up of the 200,000 b/d Star refinery in Izmir (MEES, 4 October 2019). (CONTINUED - 382 WORDS)