They started to carry out fracking in Turkey

Turkey has begun to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations to extract shale gas from the wells in the Thracian and southeastern regions, where 4.6 trillion cubic meters of reserves have been detected.

Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said there was shale gas potential in the Thracian, southeastern Anatolian, and inner Anatolian regions.

«[Turkey’s state-run energy company] TPAO had been working to extract the oil and the gas deeper there, which cannot be extracted in traditional ways, for the last four years. The company specifically focuses on the Thracian region and southeastern Anatolia. The operations will start in the old wells there to make them productive again by means of the hydraulic fracturing methods by the end of this year», – Yıldız said.  

Adapted from Ukrainian Energy