Anatolia news agency quotes Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi Guler as saying a memorandum was signed in Ankara on July 13.
The deal is seen as boosting prospects for the planned Nabucco pipeline, which would carry gas from the Middle East and Central Asia to the European Union via Turkey and the Balkans, bypassing Russia.
A tanker carries liquified natural gas to markets in Asia (AFP)
COMING TOGETHER? PFC energy analyst Nikos Tsafos and RFE/RL energy analyst Roman Kupchinsky discussed with an RFE/RL briefing what the likelihood is of a natural-gas-producers consortium being formed and what such an organization might look like.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 70 minutes):
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