Friday, 16 October 2009
Turkish Minister of Energy & Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said on Thursday that Turkey would make technical and training assistance to Iraq on natural gas.
Yildiz said, "talks in Baghdad regarding energy area were discussed under three main topics; oil, natural gas and electricity". Yildiz said, "a study will be carried out to direct private sector, building natural gas power plants, to Iraq. Pumping of 8 billion cubic meters natural gas from Iraq to Turkey is planned at the first stage." Yildiz said, "Kirkuk-Yumurtalik pipeline has 70 million tone capacity. It currently works with 18 percent capacity.
We will make a 15-year agreement about this. Kirkuk-Yumurtalik pipeline is a departure gate for Iraq. We want this pipeline to work in full capacity."