It is hoped that natural gas from the Black Sea will be provided to homes in March 2023 and that it will meet the consumption of households in Türkiye for 33 years.

Fatih Dönmez , Energy and Natural Resources Minister stated that “production from the Black Sea field will reach its peak level in four years, which will help the country reduce its natural gas imports.”

Following his visit to the Filyos Natural Gas Facility Dönmez stated in an interview that “we target around 15 billion to 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas production from this field when the output climbs to its maximum level. Our consumption was 50 billion cubic meters last year. That means natural gas imports will fall by 30 percent.” Türkiye imports 99 percent of its natural gas need.

The first phase of the project foresees the opening of 10 wells in the field to meet the target of pumping the natural gas to the national grid in two and a half years, while the number of wells is expected to increase to 40 in the second phase.

In the first phase around 3.5 billion to 4 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be produced annually, which will meet all the cooking gas needs in dwellings, and in four years, all heating needs will be met from the gas produced at the Black Sea field, the minister said.

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