Turkey's energy watchdog gave six Turkish energy companies administrative fines totaling TL 4.3 million, according to a statement in Turkey's official gazette on Thursday.
The Turkish Energy Regulatory Market (EMRA) fined the companies for selling sub-standard diesel, which according to samples taken by the regulatory authority, did not contain the required national marker indicating the prescribed quality.
The companies' who have been fined include;
Bulduk Petrol Co. who were fined TL 2 million
Enersa Elektrik Co. approx. TL 98 thousand
Ortu Co. TL 1.2 million
Ozsah Co. approx. 520 thousand
Necati Ilgin LPG station TL 340 thousand
and Aysev Petrol Co. TL 163 thousand
Other reasons for the setting of fines include companies who acted illegally against regulations set by the license holder, the purchase of diesel from unlicensed suppliers and/or illegally filling up cylinders with liquid petroleum gas (LPG).
Some companies were asked to write a defense statement for late fee payments and unlicensed acts.
By Huseyin Erdogan