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Turkey is interested in resuming talks with Israel about using Israeli natural gas and transporting it to Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, as carried by the Daily Sabah news outlet. “We can use Israeli natural gas in our country, and beyond using it, we can also engage in a joint effort on its passage to Europe,
"A Turkish state-run petroleum firm has cut off the flow of oil from the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline following a mysterious explosion and the resulting blaze, with the aftermath reportedly caught in images circulating online. The explosion rocked a section of the pipeline in Turkey’s southeastern province of Kahramanmaras on Tuesday night, about 108 miles (175km) from the line’s terminal in Ceyhan, BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation said in a statement. The cause of the blast remains unclear."
Turkey’s state-owned oil and gas company is considering partnerships and plans to raise funding this year to carry out work on biggest natural gas discovery in the Black Sea. The necessary capital investment to produce the gas and deliver it onshore is estimated at around $3.2 billion. TPAO was allocated 13.4 billion liras ($1.9 billion) from the government’s 2021 budget.
State-run SOCAR has revealed plans of expanding its portfolio of processed grades of oil at its $6.3 billion-STAR refinery in Turkey. General Manager at the Azerbaijani energy firm said that the STAR refinery is already running at full capacity and intends to process approx. 900,000 tonnes of crude from May. The refinery, which started operations in October 2018, has processed only Rosneft’s Urals crude oil.
The world's biggest ship-to-ship LNG transfers began yesterday in Turkey’s Mehmet Tecimen. The LNG transfer is between BOTAS's Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and Al Sadd vessel, which brought LNG from Qatar. In a press briefing, oil utilities regional director of BOTAS said that the entire LNG transfer procedure will take two days.