Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the country’s goal is for the daily oil production in Gabar well to reach 100,000 barrels by the end of 2024, according to Anadolu Agency.
“Our main goal is to achieve complete independence in energy. We are determined and courageously implementing initiatives that will guarantee Türkiye’s energy security,” said Erdogan in a statement on Saturday at a meeting organized in Türkiye’s Black Sea province Zonguldak.
Erdogan further said the daily production of oil wells in Gabar mountain, located in Türkiye’s southeastern province Sirnak, has reached 35,000 barrels.
“We aim for the daily oil production in Gabar to reach 100,000 barrels by the end of the year 2024,” he added.
Erdogan also hoped to announce new good news regarding oil,mining, and natural gas in the upcoming period: “We will never allow the prevention of Türkiye’s utilization of its underground and above-ground resources again.”
The Turkish president announced in December 2022 the discovery of a field with oil reserves amounting to 150 million barrels in Mount Gabar.