Valeura Energy said Tuesday its oil and natural gas production operations in Turkey’s Thrace region would continue despite novel coronavirus-related weak economic activity and a fall in gas demand.

“Recently, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, economic activity in Turkey has begun to slow down, resulting in reduced gas demand from some of Valeura’s light industrial customers,” the company said in a statement.

“This reduced demand has been managed primarily by curtailing third-party gas throughput, and imposing only minimal reductions to Valeura’s equity gas production,” it added.

The Canadian upstream gas firm, which focuses on appraising and developing

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