Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority proposed on Friday that petrol stations in Turkey should hold service competency certificates as a precondition for licensing.
Baris Sanli, head of the liquefied petroleum gas department of Turkey's energy market watchdog, proposed that EMRA administer service competence certification to petrol stations in Turkey.
Turkish Standards Institution gives service competency certificates to petrol stations but EMRA has never made it a requirement for obtaining a license to operate a petrol station.
"Service quality is really important in this sector. There are lots of companies in the LPG market and also there are companies who want to expand. Turkish customers attach great importance to the quality of service. That’s why corporate companies should help others enhance the service quality," Sanli said.
He also added EMRA supports Turkey’s energy strategic plan to deliver liquefied petroleum gas,LPG, to cities without natural gas.
"EMRA has a plan to use LPG in schools located in the countryside. We got support from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. They are all waiting on the players in the LPG market to apply the project," he added.
Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry plans to deliver LPG to eleven cities out of its eighty-one by 2016, according to Turkey’s 2015-2019 Energy Strategic Plan, which was announced in December 2014.
By Murat Temizer & Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu