Erdogan says Turkey discovered 135 bcm additional natural gas in Black Sea

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic metres of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 billion cubic metres.

Last year, Turkey’s Fatih drill ship discovered 405 bcm of natural gas in the western Black Sea region’s Sakarya field, in the country’s biggest discovery.

Speaking at an opening ceremony in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, Erdogan said Turkey had made the additional discovery in the Amasra-1 field, adding he expected further “good news” to come from the region.

Reporting by Can Sezer and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu