In 2009, the largest share of oil production was in the Middle East (24 million barrels daily, or 31% of global production). Middle Eastern countries also possess about 40% of the world's natural gas reserves.
Nov 01, 2013
The latest round of peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) remains the Turkish government's best bet not just to solve the country's 29-year old "Kurdish problem" but also to feed its energy-hungry population and wean it off costly and politically risky Russian and Iranian energy imports.
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