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Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:29
Turkish president announces more gas reserves in Black Sea
By Xinhua
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:29 By Xinhua

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a press conference after the cabinet meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept 21, 2020. (ADEM ALTAN / AFP)

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that Turkey found more gas reserves in the Black Sea.

"As a result of testing, analysis, and detailed engineering work, another 85 billion cubic meters were added to the reserves we had discovered," Erdogan said onboard the Fatih drillship in the Black Sea.

In August, the drilling ship Fatih discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves

"Total amount of natural gas reserves in the Tuna-1 well in Sakarya Gas Field reached 405 billion cubic meters," he added after his inspections at the ship.

In August, the drilling ship discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves.

READ MORE: Erdogan unveils Turkey's biggest ever natural gas discovery

The Fatih vessel started its drilling activities in late July in an exploration zone known as Tuna-1 off the northern Zonguldak province in the Black Sea region.


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