Turkiye has postponed a due to be held on February 14-15 until March 22, an energy official said on Friday, after a major earthquake hit its southeastern region, APA reports citing Reuters.
Setting up a gas hub in Turkiye was first proposed by Russia's President Vladimir Putin after explosions damaged Russia's Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea.
Turkiye currently imports all its gas needs and has extensive LNG import infrastructure. Ankara believes it can leverage its existing and new trade relations to become a gas hub.
Turkiye also plans to start offshore gas production this year and ramp up output over the next few years.