Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Turkey Starts Talks to Buy Saudi Oil

Source: Reuters 6/12/2012, Location: Middle East

Turkey has begun talks with Saudi Arabia on long-term crude oil purchases, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said, after the United States said it would exempt Turkey from financial sanctions because it cut purchases of Iranian oil.

Yildiz said the talks were in line with Turkey's main energy target to increase the number of countries from which Turkey imports crude oil.

"Talks with Saudi Arabia on long-term crude oil purchases have started. This doesn't concern only Tupras but also concerns Saudi Arabia's Aramco. Talks are still going on; they will discuss the quantities between them," Yildiz told reporters.

Asked whether the Saudi oil would be as cheap as Iranian oil, Yildiz said Turkish refiner Tupras would compare crude oil prices and take the decision itself.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. would exempt India, South Korea, Turkey and four other countries from financial sanctions because they have significantly cut purchases of Iranian oil.

"We aim to increase the number of countries where we buy natural gas from five to seven or eight and the number of countries where we buy crude oil to 14, if possible, from 11. We determined Libya as the 12th country. Tupras has made connections to buy around 1.1023 million tons (of oil)," Yildiz said.

At the end of March, the minister said Turkey would diversify its oil supplies, and the first shipment of crude under a Libyan term contract deal arrived in February.

"The United States decision doesn't have a legal binding force, but they are our strategic partners. The priority will be on meeting Turkey's growing energy needs promptly and from resources as cheap possible," Yildiz said.

He said Turkey remained one of the countries with the highest levels of trade with Iran and that it aimed to increase trade volumes.

Turkey has also been working with Venezuela for months on a project under which the South American country would provide oil products to Turkey in exchange for the construction of housing there.

"Our work with Venezuela is now at the final stage. We are working towards a plan where we import petroleum coke in exchange for our contractors' working there," Yildiz said.

Yildiz said a Turkish contractor had already built 1,500 houses near Caracas and that ultimately 350,000 houses would be built.

Financials and Investment News in Saudi Arabia >>

United States >>  12/4/2019 - Byron Energy has signed a binding Secured Promissory Note with Crimson Midstream Operating, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, to borrow an ini...
United Kingdom >>  12/2/2019 - UK Oil & Gas PLC has raised £2 million ("Proceeds") from a single institutional investor through a placing ("Placing") of 235,294,117 new ordinary sha...

United States >>  12/2/2019 - McDermott International, Inc. has been granted access to the second tranche ("Tranche B") of the $1.7 billion superpriority senior secured credit faci...
United Kingdom >>  11/29/2019 - Gulfsands Petroleum plc, the oil and gas company focused on the Middle East region, is pleased to announce that at its General Meeting (“AGM”) held ye...

Brazil >>  11/28/2019 - Petrobras informs that its Board of Directors approved, in a meeting held yesterday, the Strategic Plan for the 2020-2024 five-year period, in line wi...
Norway >>  11/27/2019 - Reference is made to the announcement on 19 November 2019 regarding a contemplated bond issue by OKEA ASA (the “Company”). The Company is pleased to a...

Related Categories: Accounting, Statistics  Acquisitions and Divestitures  Asset Portfolio Management  Economics/Financial Analysis  General  Industrial Development  Insurance  Investment  Mergers and Acquisitions  Risk Management 

Related Articles: Accounting, Statistics  Acquisitions and Divestitures  Asset Portfolio Management  Economics/Financial Analysis  General  Insurance  Investment  Mergers and Acquisitions  Risk Management 


Saudi Arabia Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |

More News

Related Links

AE BH IL IQ JO KW LB OM QA SA SY YE
Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2019 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.