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Kuwait- Turkey hosts 22nd session of World Petroleum Congress

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ISTANBUL, July 9 (KUNA) -- The 22nd session of the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) on Sunday kicked off in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

In an inaugural speech, Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak said the conference would help participants discuss issues related to oil and gas industries.

He revealed that Turkey's gas consumption reaches 60 billion cubic meters per year, indicating that the country carried out several liquefied natural gas projects.

Meanwhile, President of the World Petroleum Council Jozsef Laszlo Toth said the challenges in the petroleum sector were growing as world population increased and economic development brought a large number of consumers to the market.

He added the main goal of the oil sector is to provide energy at a suitable price for human development.

He noted that oil and natural gas remain the world's leading energy resources for decades to come.

He said the congress would also strongly focus on engaging young professionals in the industry.

A number of high-level executives from leading energy companies and 50 energy ministers are taking part in the congress entitled: "Bridges to our Energy Future." (end) ta.hm

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Kuwait- Turkey hosts 22nd session of World Petroleum Congress