Turkey Restarts Oil Imports From Iraq

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, announced his country will restart oil imports from Iraq.

“Turkey stopped buying oil and other petrochemical products from Iraq in 2007 for several reasons. But now we want to restart our oil trade with Iraq.” Taner Yildiz said during a trip to the northern Iraqi city, Arbil.

“In addition to buying oil, Turkey will also import around 50 million cubic meters of natural gas from Iraq but this more depends on the providing the security of gas pipelines by Iraqi sides. Iraq could act a main role in Turkey’s natural gas trades” Yildiz added.

“Turkey sits between large energy producers and big consumers. As a country which carries out separate oil drill studies even in Colombia and Venezuela, we cannot remain indifferent to such growing energy providers as Iraq right next to us,” he explained at the energy conference organized by the Strategic Technical Economic Researches Center (STEAM).

Taner Yıldız served as an energy adviser to the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 1 May 2009, after reshuffle of the cabinet, he took the post of the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.


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