Risky natural gas production Greece and Turkey are fighting over an almost unreachable treasure

Risky natural gas production Greece and Turkey are fighting over an almost unreachable treasure

Risky natural gas production Greece and Turkey are fighting over an almost unreachable treasure

The treasure, which threatens to ignite a military conflict in 2020, was created in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, when the earth was populated by dinosaurs, and a little later in the Oligocene. At that time, where the eastern Mediterranean is today, huge amounts of organic material were deposited. Over the next 23 to 200 million years it became methane, the valuable carbon compound that makes up natural gas.