Anadolu Agency - Presidency of Republic of Türkiye
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the commissioning ceremony of Black Sea natural gas facility at the Filyos Turkish Petroleum Port on April 20.
President Erdoğan emphasized that when full capacity is operational, Türkiye will be able to supply 30 percent of its annual natural gas needs from Black Sea reserves, noting, "This is a historic milestone for Türkiye's path to energy independence."
President Erdoğan announced plans for future utilization of Türkiye's gas resources, "We will extract 10 million cubic meters of gas per day from the Sakarya field in the first place and 40 million cubic meters per day in the future through the new gas wells that we will drill."
The gas was shipped to the recently built Filyos onshore facility in the northern Zonguldak province via a 170-kilometerlong subsea pipeline and several compression plants built at 2,200 meters below sea level at the offshore Sakarya field.
The commissioning of the Black Sea gas facility, only 32 months after its discovery, marked a successful conclusion in a long and tough journey.