Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE OBSERVERS

Caged children in Syria and dumpster diving in Ivory Coast

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users pay tribute to Boris Nemtsov

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French local elections: April 21st all over again?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Nemtsov murder: 'Calculated political violence'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Paul Kagame visits UNESCO HQ in Paris

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Samsung hopes to win back lost ground with new phones

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram lands him in bother

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 1)

Read more

Europe

Turkey to sign oil, gas deal with Shell

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-16

Turkey’s energy minister said Wednesday his country is hoping to sign a deal with Shell next week for oil and gas exploration. The move comes after the Cypriot government struck a deal with US energy firm Noble for gas exploration off Cyprus.

AP - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says the country is hoping to sign a deal with Shell next week to explore for land and offshore oil and gas resources.

Turkey has recently carried out seismic search for fuel sources in the Mediterranean in retaliation for a Greek Cypriot search, which Turkey opposes on the ground that it undermines the rights of Turkish Cypriots.

U.S. firm Noble Energy said Tuesday that exploratory drilling off the coast of Cyprus may yield between 3 to 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

It is not clear where a joint search with Shell would concentrate but Turkey and Greece also have long-running disputes over delineating the Mediterranean and Aegean seas for exploration.
 

Date created : 2011-11-16

  • TURKEY

    Turkey to begin oil exploration amid Cyprus tensions

    Read more

  • CYPRUS-TURKEY

    Turkish ship sets sail for controversial oil exploration

    Read more

  • CYPRUS

    Cyprus offshore drilling begins despite Turkish threat

    Read more

COMMENT(S)