Turkey's president said on Wednesday that the country found new natural gas reserves in the Black Sea.
Speaking to the parliamentary group of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said more good news will follow after the announcement of the gas discovery in the Black Sea in August 2020. Turkey's drillship Fatih had discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea.
"We will go to our drillship Fatih on Saturday, personally witness the efforts on site and announce the volume of the new reserve," he said.
Amid efforts to find domestic hydrocarbon resources, the Fatih discovered the TUNA-1 well in the Sakarya Gas Field around 170 kilometers (106 miles) off Turkey's northern coast.
The discovery was the biggest in Turkey's history. Officials have said the gas from the well would be ready for public use in 2023.
By Emin Avundukluoglu