Türkiye will doubtless be ready to make utilize of its receive natural gas it learned within the Black Sea as of the first quarter of 2023, fixed with the nation’s vitality minister, who furthermore confirmed a deal to swap to the ruble in funds for about a of the Russian gas affords.

Towards the background of the international vitality crisis plaguing notably Europe, Vitality and Pure Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said no disruptions to gas provide are anticipated this iciness in Türkiye, equipped suppliers follow their cargo plans.

Türkiye continues to keep pipes for an underwater pipeline network that can transport onshore the 540 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas reserve that used to be frequently learned within the Black Sea since August 2020.

“I am hoping we would possibly possibly perchance possibly be in an arena to make utilize of this natural gas on land within the first quarter of 2023, in March,” Dönmez told Anadolu Company (AA).

Positioned round 150 kilometers (93.2 miles) off the nation’s waft within the Black Sea, the Sakarya gas arena is home to Türkiye’s finest-ever natural gas discovery.

Construction is furthermore ongoing on an onshore gas processing facility at the port of Filyos within the northern province of Zonguldak.

Some 120 kilometers of pipelaying direction of of the 170-kilometer deep seabed pipeline that can pump the gas has been completed, Dönmez said. The works are anticipated to be completed subsequent month.

Türkiye is mute extremely dependent on imports to masks its vitality wants, whose designate has rocketed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sanctions on Russian affords and tensions which had been escalating beget caused the European Union to keep a query to member states to diminish natural gas keep a query to by 15% and to extend storage ranges ahead of the iciness season.

Dönmez said Türkiye’s stance does now now not enhance the choices taken on sanctions against Russia, given its contemporary contracts with Russia, and Azerbaijan and Iran.

This strategy ensures the traces of verbal exchange are originate and any increases in gas, if distinguished, are that you just would possibly possibly possibly also factor in, he outlined.

Closing twelve months, 45% of the gas aged in Türkiye came from Russia and the comfort from Iran and Azerbaijan.

Türkiye’s annual gas consumption has risen from 48 billion cubic meters in 2020 to a file 60 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach 62 billion-63 billion this twelve months, fixed with devoted figures.

Ruble funds for Russian gas

Türkiye and Russia beget reached an settlement in principle to swap about a of the funds for Russian natural gas to rubles, Dönmez said. The total crucial aspects will doubtless be clarified within the coming days, he added.

The keep a query to from Russia to pay for gas transactions in rubles is a controversial topic in European circles, even though this has been a subject of bilateral talks between Türkiye and Russia for numerous years.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last week said that Ankara would originate paying for some gas imports from Russia in rubles after numerous hours of talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

“We fabricate now now not desire to show conceal the share of funds in rubles up to now. Costs, the schedule and pretty about a crucial aspects will doubtless be updated almost right now,” Dönmez said.

The minister furthermore said price in Turkish liras used to be furthermore up for dialogue, describing it as a “stable different” that can change into clearer within the coming days.

LNG and storage capacities

Dönmez highlighted the procedure that liquefied natural gas (LNG) performs in offering safety of provide and vitality diversification for the nation, which at the 2d hosts four LNG terminals.

A fifth terminal is below narrate in Saros within the Edirne province, which need to blueprint conclude 12 months to total. A new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) is furthermore an possibility that’s within the works for utilize as a backup, the minister said.

Gasoline storage capability is being addressed to come by determined the safety of affords thru the nation’s two underground services at Salt Lake (Tuz Gölu) and Silivri.

Total natural gas storage capability will extend by virtually 50% within the Silivri underground facility from 3.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) to 4.6 bcm by the twelve months-end, Dönmez said.

“Nearly 87% of these services are at the 2d plump. Our target is to beget them at plump capability in September.”

Over $1B revenue from boron exports

Dönmez said Türkiye initiatives an revenue of more than $1 billion (TL 17.9 billion) from boron exports this twelve months.

Türkiye holds more than 70% of the world’s boron reserves, fixed with thunder-dart mining firm Eti Maden. It is said to manipulate when it comes to 60% of the boron market.

It has revved up efforts to revenue more from its gargantuan reserves of key affords.

Türkiye purchased a filled with two.6 million many of boron merchandise, of which 2.5 million loads had been exported, in 2021, atmosphere a file by crossing the $1 billion mark.

Foreign sales jumped 9% to $564 million from January thru June this twelve months, devoted data confirmed, up from $516 million a twelve months within the past.

“We sort and promote 62% of the boron consumed within the world and 72% of the international reserves are located in Türkiye,” Dönmez said.

Though it meets 2.7 million loads out of roughly 5 million loads of the world’s consumption, Türkiye can also extend this capability if distinguished, the minister said.

“That is an extraordinarily serious space. Closing twelve months, we reached an export volume of over $1 billion. This twelve months, we furthermore keep a query to to reach an export revenue of more than $1 billion,” he said.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here