Erdogan hails new gas deal with Algeria
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed the new natural gas deal between Turkey and Algeria on Nov.19, Anadolu Agency reported.
In an official visit to Algeria's capital Algiers, Erdogan praised the agreement between the national hydrocarbon company of Algeria and the Turkish state-owned oil and natural gas pipeline company BOTAS, who extended their accord for 10 years.
"Right now, Algeria is the fourth biggest source for Turkish natural gas imports," said Erdogan, referring to Algeria as 'the shining star of North Africa.'
Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan are the top three countries for Turkish natural gas imports, and they supply a total of 42 billion cubic meters of gas via pipelines to Turkey annually, according to BOTAS figures.
The new agreement between Turkey and Algeria will provide 4.4 billion cubic meters of liquified natural gas every year for Turkey until October 2024, up from 4 billion under the terms of the previous agreement, BOTAS announces in a statement on its website.