Turkey intends to launch the Black Sea Gas Pipeline by the end of April. Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez announced plans for the supply of natural gas from the Sakarya field in the Black Sea on the airwaves of the TRT television channel.
“We expect to start delivering gas to consumers by the end of April,” Donmez said.
The minister noted that the launch of the pipeline was supposed to take place in March, but the “catastrophe of the century”, as the February earthquakes in Turkey are called, prevented it.
“We followed the plan, but there were delays due to earthquakes,” Domnez explained.
According to the Minister, among the employees of the company there are residents of the regions affected by the earthquake, it was necessary to give people the opportunity to help their relatives. In addition, gas pipeline construction equipment was transferred to regions destroyed by natural disasters.
According to Domnez, Turkey is able to implement the Black Sea gas project within a year, then Turkey will be perceived not only as a “transit country, but as a trading center”.
“We have the capacity to produce more than the domestic needs of the country. We have the possibility of exporting the remaining gas to other countries”, underlined the Minister.
According to TASS, according to experts, natural gas reserves in the Black Sea amount to about 540 billion cubic meters, including the Sakarya field with gas reserves of more than 400 billion cubic meters.
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