8/24/2009

Turkey and Syria to construct a natural gas pipeline

Haber.turk.net - The Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and Syrian Oil Minister Sufiyan al-Aw signed a protocol regarding the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Damascus last Thursday. Speaking after the signing ceremony, Yildiz said Arab natural gas is an important part of Turkey's energy policies. Yildiz said they plan to conclude the construction of the pipeline within 18 months, indicating that Egypt's natural gas could be shipped to Europe via Turkey after completion of the pipeline. The Syrian minister said Turkey and Syria intend to explore oil jointly and noted that talks are underway to establish a joint company.