Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced new natural gas reserves in the Black Sea at the Sakarya field, Kommersant reports.
He visited the drilling ship Fatih, working on a promising field in the Turkish sector of the Black Sea. According to the head of state, new drilling operations make it possible to speak about larger volumes of gas in the largest gas field in Turkey's history.
“If on August 21 of this year we announced 320 billion cubic meters of gas in the Black Sea, the latest research has increased the volume of proven reserves of the new field by another 85 billion, up to 405 billion cubic meters,” Erdogan said.
According to him, several international circles and countries are making attempts to leave Turkey "outside" the oil and gas market to prevent Ankara from ensuring energy security.
He promised that Turkey would continue exploration and drilling in the Black and Mediterranean Seas.
As a reminder, in August, the Turkish drilling ship Fatih discovered a large natural gas field in the Black Sea.