Turkey completes the construction of the Black Sea gas pipeline


The teams of the Turkish Petroleum Transport Company “BOTAŞ” completed the construction of the station for measuring the quantities of natural gas extracted from the Sakarya field in the Black Sea and its land transportation line.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday, efforts are continuing to link the natural gas discovered in the Black Sea with the national system by the local oil company “TPAO” and “BOTAŞ”.

The statement added that the local natural gas will be transported by special pipelines to the Velios gas processing center in Zonguldak state (north), and then it will be linked to the national system, and then delivered by “BOTASH” to citizens’ homes.


Turkey announced in late 2022 the discovery of an additional 170 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, bringing the total volume of discoveries to 710 billion.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the total value of natural gas reserves discovered by Turkey in the Black Sea amounts to about one trillion dollars, according to current prices.