Illustration; Source: Türkiye Petrolleri A.O. (TPAO)

No natural gas shortage in sight, as Türkiye plans to boost storage capacity while upgrading its facility to run on renewables

When the Ukraine crisis struck, Türkiye was still heavily dependent on energy imports, thus, it was forced to work hard to avoid a gas crunch and cope with elevated energy prices. Unraveling the mystery behind the country’s recent lack of energy security concerns shows that the opening of its first underground natural gas storage facility and the start-up of a giant gas project in the Black Sea enabled it to strengthen its energy independence. Further steps are now being taken to scale up the natural gas storage capacity and make the facility more efficient while slashing greenhouse gas emissions with renewables.

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