Natural gas reserves found in Turkey’s northwest
ADAPAZARI - Doğan News AgencyA private company has found natural gas reserves at a depth of 400-450 meters in three districts of Sakarya province in northwestern Turkey, according to sources.
The Istanbul-based company, which has not been identified, took a permit to search for natural gas in Sakarya six months ago from the Energy Ministry’s General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs. It then started exploration works across several districts in the province.
The company has since found natural gas at a depth of around 400 meters in the district of Söğütlü and a depth of around 450 meters in the Ferizli and Serdivan districts, said sources close to the matter.
Drilling wells have now been closed due to safety concerns, they added.
The Sakarya Governor’s Office has confirmed that gas has been found in the province, adding that further details will be given in a press announcement to be made in the coming days.