Turkey May Buy Iranian Natural Gas
Turkey is probing the possibility of buying natural gas from Iran, according to the Turkish minister of energy.
"Turkey is presently investigating three big plans for energy, including the purchase of gas from Iran, the plan for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, as well as the transfer of Russian gas to the country through the Black Sea," minister Zeki Cakan was quoted as saying by the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
"Purchasing gas from Iran will ensure our benefits," added Cakan.
He said Iran had agreed to begin the transfer of gas to Turkey as of the end of this July.
During the first year, Turkey is to import some three billion cubic meters of gas from Iran. The figure will reach 10 billion cubic meters during the next years.
Regarding the direct transfer of Russia's gas to the country, Cakan said part of the pipeline had been laid inside Turkey and the pipeline from the Black Sea would begin working as of this August 6, according to IRNA – Albawaba.com
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