The Turkish drilling vessel Fatih has discovered natural gas fields in the Black Sea. The ship has been conducting exploration work since July 20 at Danube-1 section, which is located near the intersection of the Bulgarian and Romanian sea borders with the internal waters of Turkey, RBC-Ukraine writes with reference to Bloomberg.
The vessel could have discovered "good quality" natural gas deposits in Danube-1 section, as well as another field off the coast of Turkey near the town of Kirklareli.
If Turkey decides to export gas in these fields, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Greece may be interested in buying it.
With successful gas production in the Black Sea, Turkey will no longer need much of the Russian Turkish Stream gas pipeline, analysts say.
However, there was no official confirmation of this information from Ankara, the media noted.