7/29/2021

Turkey Lights First Gas Flare in Black Sea

​​Turkey lighted the first gas flare in the Sakarya Türkali-2 gas field located in the Black Sea on July 28, with a ceremony honored by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

“Today, for the first time, we will burn off the Black Sea gas that we discovered hundreds of meters underground,” said President Erdoğan, addressing at the virtual event to mark the milestone. 

Drawing attention to Turkey’s natural gas discoveries totaling 540 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the Black Sea so far, President Erdoğan said, “We have added exploration and drilling vessels to our fleet. We have made sure that these vessels are the best of their classes following their maintenances. Thus, we will soon significantly decrease foreign dependency in energy with the Black Sea gas.” 

Following the discovery of 405 cm natural gas in the Black Sea last year, Turkey revealed an additional 135 bcm in the northern Sakarya Gas Field last month, increasing the overall gas discovery to 540 bcm.​​​

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Sakarya Türkali-2; Black Sea; gas flare