Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Mineral Research and Exploration Institute (MTA) of Turkey has found the oil shale reserves amounting to 8 billion tons in central Anatolia, the MTA reported on Thursday. It is possible to get oil and gas through processing oil shale, which is a sedimentary rock.
The MTA believes the oil shale in the basins of Konya-Eregli and Nigde-Bor may contain oil from 2.6 to 8.3 billion barrels, which are estimated to worth $218-$687 billion, respectively.
Earlier, the country's oil shale reserves were estimated at 1.64 billion tons. In particular, the oil shale deposits have been discovered in various regions of Turkey such as Ankara, Kutahya, Bolu, Niice, Kocaeli, Balikesir, Corum and Amasya.
After the discovery of new deposits, Turkey's oil shale reserves are estimated at about 9.6 billion tons.
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