Turkish authority plans to install LNG refueling stations
The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) has taken an important step after Turkey’s first floating storage regasification unit (FRSU), a project headed by Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, was put into operation in İzmir’s Aliağa district. The EPDK plans to establish LNG stations following a regulatory amendment, and promote the use of LNG particularly in trucks and buses.
In line with the board decision taken by the EPDK, the Natural Gas Market License Regulation will be amended. Wholesale license holders with LNG stations will be able to carry out the sale of LNG as vehicle fuel at the facilities they establish at certain addresses. In this regard, only license holders will be able to sell LNG at the facilities that are subject to their licenses. Other wholesale companies selling natural gas throughout the country are obliged to take separate licenses if they want to sell LNG for vehicles, reported Daily Sabah.
With the new regulation, the use of natural gas will be extended and the emission of carbon dioxide will be reduced to promote environmentally friendly transportation.
Turkey’s first FRSU (ETKI LNG Terminal) with a total investment of TL 330 million ($86.15 million) was completed in just six months.