Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority, EMRA, exposed an unlawful profit in the income of 16 Turkish natural gas distribution companies who have now begun reimbursements to household subscribers, Mustafa Yilmaz, head of EMRA said
These Turkish natural gas distribution companies have inspected new natural gas installments in residential buildings and charged for this service in their invoices detailed as 'installment control fee' which is deemed to be a once only fee. However, EMRA revealed that the distribution companies have charged such a fee for every new subscription operation even if the installment is not new, Yilmaz explained.
According to Yilmaz, the misevaluation of legislation caused these unlawful profits and EMRA's regulatory board ruled that reimbursements be made by the respective distribution companies to the affected customers.
- 16 companies will reimburse more than 226 thousand subscribers
A total of 16 natural gas distribution companies have begun repayments to more than 226 thousand subscribers which amounts to more than 6 million Turkish lira (approx. US$2 million).
Yilmaz said that subscribers can check their names and the amount of repayments to be made on lists posted on the internet sites of natural gas distribution companies.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu