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Fuel shortage in Turkey has not been reported for a long time.  This applies to petrol, diesel and LPG. The Turkish ministry of energy and natural resources, in addition to many companies in the private sector are committed to fulfil market needs  

Turkey will likely see the fastest medium to long-term growth in energy demand among the International Energy Agency member countries. The primary aim of the government is to realize its own energy security by diversifying supply, and increasing energy efficiency.

In particular the government aims at meeting the forecasted rapid increase in demand for electricity by renewable electricity generation (for example by guaranteeing the price of solar electricity) and by building nuclear and more coal-fired power plants.

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links:

4.1 Government Contact List

Information may also be found at: which is updated monthly

  Company NameTel NoEmail


Mineral Research and Exploration General Directorate

(0312) 201 10 00



Turkish Atomic Energy Authority

(312) 295 8700



Electricity Generation Company

(312) 212 69 00



Turkish Electricity Transmission Company

(312) 2126915



Petroleum Pipeline Corporation

312 297 2000



Turkish Petroleum

(0312) 207 20 00


Turkish Coal Establishment

(312) 540 10 00




(312) 294 20 00



Energy Market Regulatory

(312) 201 40 00



National Boren Research Institute

(312) 219 81 50


Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

 Tel: 312 212 64 20

 Fax: 312 222 57 60

Fuel Pricing

The downstream market in Turkey is open and pricing is liberal. However, fuel taxation is high. Taxes sum up to ~60% of the retail price.  EPDK is the regulatory agency for the downstream market in Turkey. The agency monitors actual pump prices, issues licenses to oil companies and retailers and defines and supervises quality standards.

On their internet website:, EPDK offers a database of all monitored fuel prices as well as some legal framework and further information. Operator Costs includes import costs, refinery costs, shipping, storage, local distribution, gas station costs, administrative and promotional costs and revenues.

Updated Fuel prices can also be found in the following links: which is updated monthly.

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)


Is there a rationing system?


Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?


Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?


Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?


Fuel Transportation

Fuel is being transporter in Turkey via a group of licensed companies: 

Aygaz, Bosphorus Gaz Corporation, BOTAS, Çalık Enerji, Enerco Energy, Enerya, Genel Energy, OPET, Petrol Ofisi, Tüpraş, Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı. 

The average fuel supply is coving the market need in all seasons, and there are no shortages which were reported recently in the fuel sector. 

Standards, Quality and Testing 

Industry Control Measures

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?


Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?


Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?


Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?


Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?


If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.



If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?


Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?


Fuel Transportation to Syria 

Background: In 2016, a waiver was in place for the exportation of fuel from Turkey to northern Syria, to be distributed to refugees (up to 10,000 liters). The waiver was negotiated by OCHA and agreed by the Turkish authorities, and then it was expired at the end of 2016. However, OCHA was in contact with the Turkish government, and the approval for 2017 has been obtained in April, but with a slight change regarding the formats to be followed.   

Current Practice: Although there is an approval in place to tans-ship fuel (diesel, gasoline) from Turkey to northern Syria, still procedures are to be followed in this regard:

  • Three documents need to be completed in Turkish. First is the application form and the second is the authorization form, and the shipment notification form.  All needed format are attached with this document.

  • Hatay governor should be informed officially as a first step in order to be updated about the trans-shipment time, quantity, beneficiary …. etc. 

  • We need to clear where the fuel will be stored.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.




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