Turkey expands territory for oil & gas exploration
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey has expanded the territory for oil and gas exploration in the country, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey told Trend Sept. 20.
If earlier, there were problems regarding oil and gas exploration in a number of eastern provinces of Turkey, now the exploration is also implemented there.
“Oil and gas exploration is also carried out in the Black Sea,” the ministry said.
The law permitting oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey in April 2014.
According to the report of the ministry, a total of 56 wells have been drilled as part of exploration of new oil and gas fields in Turkey since 2014, of which 54 are onshore, and two are offshore.
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