Turkey Energy

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Given the country's reliance on energy imports and the recent economic slow-down, Turkey has benefitted from the collapse of oil prices in late 2014. It has boosted energy supplies to support future growth, while seeking to reduce its energy dependence. In addition, a long-running dream to become a global energy hub is starting to become a reality, bolstered by efforts like...

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. 

Rising demand for fuel and oil derivatives, combined with an expanding petrochemicals sector, is driving growth in Turkey’s refining industry, with competition set to heat up over the next few years for the increasingly lucrative market. 

As Turkey looks to diversify its sources of natural gas, one option that is coming closer to reality is a deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government to build an oil and gas pipeline from northern Iraq. While this link would help consolidate Turkey’s position a regional energy corridor, it risks upsetting relations with Iraq.

Long viewed as a critical transit state on one of the world’s most active energy corridors, Turkey is now searching for hydrocarbons at home and abroad. Per capita energy consumption is still about half that of Europe, but increased wealth means that Turkey is one of the world’s leading growth markets. Demand for energy is rising 6% each year,...

How can Turkey work to meet its 2023 energy goals?

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