Norway could help supply Turkey with natural gas

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Energy minister says Turkey looking for natural gas deal with Norway

Energy minister says Turkey looking for natural gas deal with Norway

OSLO – Turkey will look towards Norway as a supplier of natural gas, energy minister Taner Yildiz said during a visit to Norway on Tuesday. 

At a press meeting with Norway's Oil and Energy Minister Tord Lien, Yildiz said Turkey has requested to purchase up to 6 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas, and Norway is considering whether to make individual sales or long-term contracts.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Norway is the world's third-largest exporter of natural gas after Russia and Qatar, and, as of 2012, Norway was the sixth-largest dry natural gas producer.

Yildiz also said the Kurdish peace process means Turkey’s eastern and southeastern parts are now becoming available for natural resource searches. 

Yildiz said Norwegian companies are especially interested in the renovation of Hydro Electric Power Plants in Turkey.

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