Turkey’s eleventh biggest city of Kocaeli became leader in storage capacity of liquefied petroleum gas, in Turkey, according to the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority on Thursday.
Kocaeli's storage capacity of 195,000 cubic meters of LPG is 28 times more capacity than capital Ankara and 11 times more than the country's biggest city of Istanbul. Ankara has only 7,000 in storage and Istanbul has 17,000 cubic meters of LPG storage capacity.
Kocaeli, with a population of around 1.5 million, borders the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north and is the eastern neighbor of Istanbul.
This announcement was the first time that the energy authority gave rankings for LPG storage capacities.
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By Murat Temizer