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Turkey has installed a 280-ton reservoir at a depth of 2,200 meters in the sea that will collect Black Sea gas coming from wells, an operation that took twenty hours, Yeni Şafak newspaper reported Thursday.

Black Sea gas has become a little closer to land. A 280-ton giant distribution tank, which will collect the gas coming from the wells and connect it to the main pipeline, was installed in the system at a depth of 2,200 meters offshore. The 20-hour operation was carried out with surgeon-like precision to ensure it (the reservoir) would not slip an inch, the newspaper wrote.

The work of Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) crews at the Sakarya gas field, believed to be the largest natural gas discovery in Turkish history, reportedly continues around the clock.

Earlier, the newspaper Sabah wrote that Turkey will invest almost $10 billion in the project of production and transportation of 540 billion cubic meters of gas from Sakarya field in the Black Sea. According to the plans, the first gas from the field should come to Turkey in 2023. Donmez himself also reported that the estimated value of the gas discovered in the Black Sea is $400 billion.

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