Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Natural gas reserves have been discovered in the north-west of Turkey, said Fatih Donmez, minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish media Feb. 8.
He said that natural gas reserves were found in the vicinity of Istanbul and in Tekirdag province.
He noted that the volumes of natural gas reserves in the mentioned areas are being specified.
Donmez added that Turkey will continue conducting oil and gas exploration onshore and offshore.
Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources told Trend that Turkey expanded the territory for oil and gas exploration operations.
If earlier, there were problems with oil and gas exploration in several eastern provinces, hydrocarbon fields are now being explored in those provinces, the ministry said.
A law permitting oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey in April 2014.
The ministry said 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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