Turkiye to start transferring natural gas from Black Sea in early 2023: Erdogan

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Turkiye to start transferring gas from Black Sea in early 2023 Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkiye will receive 10,000,000 cubic metres of natural gas from Sakarya Gas Field each day.

Recep Tayyip Erdan, Turkish President, has stated that Turkiye will begin transferring 10,000,000 cubic metres (mcm), of natural gas daily from Sakarya Gas Field in Black Sea to the national transmission network in the first quarter 2023.

Erdogan said Monday that Sakarya Gas Field’s production will “hopefully hit its peak in 2026,” at an event to mark the laying the first offshore pipeline carrying Black Sea natural gas.

The Turkish president also applauded the decision to rely solely on domestic resources.

First gas transmission will be via a subsea pipe that Turkiye will build to run 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the field to the onshore, where it will connect to the national gas grid.

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Erdogan stated that Turkiye views energy as “the key for regional cooperation” and not an area of tension or conflict.

He said, “We will continue to fight in a multifaceted manner until Turkiye has completely solved its problem of energy supply security.”

Fourth drilling vessel on its way

Erdogan also announced that Turkiye’s fourth drilling vessel was named Abdulhamid Han by one of the Ottoman Empire sultans.

He added, “It is also crucial that we make such an historical discovery using only domestic resources.”

Turkiye currently operates three drillships: Fatih Kanuni, Yavuz and Kanuni in the Black Sea.

Drilling has produced 540 billion cubic meters of Black Sea output to date.

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