The ship tasked with laying gas pipelines approaches the Black Sea

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Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez announced the crossing of the ship responsible for laying the pipeline that will transport natural gas discovered in the Black Sea from the Çanakkale Strait.

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“We are leaving behind a critical stage with regard to Black Sea gas, and we are getting one step closer to the goal,” Donmez said in a tweet on Monday, referring to the ship’s approach to starting its work.

He stated that the ship, which will lay the pipeline at the bottom of the sea to transport gas, crossed the Çanakkale Strait on its way to the Filios facility in the state of Zonguldak on the coast of the Black Sea.

Donmez had previously announced that the pipelines that will support the arrival of natural gas to the Philios facility will start extending across the Black Sea in July.

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It is noteworthy that the total gas reserves discovered by Turkey in the Black Sea amounted to 540 billion cubic meters.