ANKARA, 3 Oct – PRIME. Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez announced that “another big step” has been taken in gas production in the Black Sea, there are no deviations from the schedule.
Earlier, the Sabah newspaper wrote that Turkey would invest almost $10 billion in a project to extract and transport 540 billion cubic meters of gas from the Sakarya field in the Black Sea. According to plans, the first gas from the field should come to Turkey in 2023. Donmez reported that the cost of gas discovered in the Black Sea is $400 billion.
“One more step on the Black Sea gas is behind us. Every day we are step by step approaching our goal. The Seven Arctic vessel, which will lay a cordon tie-in line on the seabed, build large facilities at the Sakarya gas field, is in Turkey,” wrote Minister on Twitter.
Director General of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) Melih Khan Bilgin, in turn, announced the completion of “one of the important stages of the Sakarya gas field development project.”
“There are no deviations from the schedule, full speed ahead,” Bilgin was quoted as saying by the Sabah newspaper.