Turkey is preparing to sign a 10-year contract with Oman to supply natural gas and turn the country into an energy hub.
This was reported by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, Fatih Donmez, Anadoluagency quotes.
In particular, the Gas Summit (İstanbul Gas Summit) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 14-15, with the participation of "blue fuel" producing countries from the Middle East, the Mediterranean Sea, and Central Asia, and consumers from Europe.
It is reported that preparations for the summit continue. The words "Securing the Future Together" were chosen as the motto.
At the same time, Donmez does not hide the importance of this project in the context of transforming Turkey into a gas hub.
"Turkey continues "energy diplomacy" aimed at turning the country into a hub. In the last year alone, the delegations of the Ministry of Energy of Turkey visited up to 15 countries of Central Asia and the Persian Gulf", the Turkish mass media quotes his words.
It is reported that official Ankara, along with Bulgaria, is discussing the issue of gas supplies to North Macedonia, Romania, and Moldova. The head of the Ministry of Energy of Turkey also informed that the head of the state company BOTAŞ is in Oman.
"We are preparing to sign a 10-year contract with Oman for the purchase of 1.4 billion gas per year", Donmez said.