Türkiye ready to transfer natural gas from different sources: Energy Minister

Türkiye can play critical role in delivery of natural gas from neighboring countries to markets in West, says Minister Donmez

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Many Southeast European countries have been in contact with Türkiye in order to meet their gas demands, said Fatih Donmez, Türkiye's Energy and Natural Resources Minister on Tuesday.

Donmez, who spoke during 4th Turkish-German Energy Forum in Berlin said that Türkiye plays an important role in the transportation of energy resources in its nearby geography to demanding countries.

'Türkiye is ready to do its best to deliver the natural resources of the Caspian region, especially the natural gas of Turkmenistan, the Eastern Mediterranean region, especially the natural gas of Israel, and the natural resources of Iraq in the long term to our country and to the markets through our country,' Donmez said.

He reminded that Europe has problems in terms of energy supply security and the cost it has to endure because of this situation is obvious.

'Türkiye made great efforts to diversify import routes in energy both to ensure energy supply security and to supply energy at more competitive prices. We increased the capacity and number of our LNG terminals. Also we increased our natural gas storage capacity and we continue to increase it. We will commission the third FSRU in 2023,' Donmez explained.

He added that Türkiye and Germany signed a letter of intent to develop green hydrogen cooperation.