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The Petroleum Istanbul Fair, which is one of the largest and most visited fairs of the world in its field, has started with the participation of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez and the Chairman of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) Mustafa Yılmaz have visited the joint stand of OPET, which is the customer satisfaction leader of the fuel distribution sector, and Tüpraş, which is the largest industrial enterprise of Turkey, and received information from the authorized officers.

Istanbul, March 28, 2019 – Koç Energy Group companies Aygaz, OPET and TÜPRAŞ were at the Petroleum Istanbul 2019 – 14th International Petroleum, LPG, Lubricants Equipment and Technologies Fair organized at the Beylikdüzü TUYAP Fair and Congress Center. Koç Energy Group stand attracted the attention of the sector representatives, dealers and dealer candidates and fair visitors. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez and the Chairman of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) received information from the authorized officers during the visits they made to fair booths after the opening ceremony. The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Dönmez also examined the vehicle named “monster”, which was produced by Aygaz to show that autogas is a high octane fuel, and received information about the specifications of LPG and the vehicle.

Having met with the authorized officers of Tüpraş, which is the largest industrial Corporation of Turkey and the 7th largest refinery of Europe, Minister Dönmez also received information about the products and services by closely examining the Ultramarket concept of Opet, one of the leader brands of the fuel distribution sector.

Koç Energy Group brands take part in the Petroleum Istanbul Fair in order to observe the developments in the national and international arena, and to share their works with the visitors and participants. This fair, which brings the public and private institutions and organizations related to energy together, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the EMRA being in the first place, is considered to be an important cooperation platform for the national, regional and international energy companies. The Petroleum Istanbul Fair, main theme of which is enlarged this year as it will include LPG, lubricants and equipment along with auto LNG, auto CNG, electrical car charger stations and station markets, will continue in Tüyap until March 30.  

"Fatih Dönmez received information during the visit about the monster vehicle that Aygaz manufactured in order to increase the recognition of superior specifications of autogas. Aygaz aims at attracting attention to the fact that autogas is a high octane fuel affecting the motor performance and productivity positively with the “monster” vehicle being approximately 6-meter length, 3.5-meter width and 3.3-meter height, and wants to change the perception in this regard.

About Aygaz

As being the first company of Koç Group operating in the energy sector, Aygaz is the 11th largest industrial enterprise of Turkey. Aygas has been maintaining its leadership in the LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) sector in Turkey since its establishment in 1961, and it also carries out the manufacturing and sales of LPG pressured containers and accessories along with the distribution of LPG as bottled gas, autogas and bulk gas. Aygaz, which provides service with more than 2.400 bottled gas dealers and more than 1.700 autogas stations, carries on business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets by also dealing with gas appliances export. By means of its strong distribution and service network, Aygaz bottles enter into more than 60 thousand houses and work places and almost 200 thousand vehicle travel with Aygas Autogas everyday, that is the autogas product of Aygaz. Aygaz meets the demands of its customers in a fast and safe manner by anticipating the needs of consumers and by continuously improving the product and service quality.

About Opet Petrolcülük A.Ş

OPET has been carrying on business in the fuel distribution sector, retail sales, commercial and industrial sales, storage and international product trade along with the affilates, lubricants and jet fuels area. Having attracted attention with its new products and services, rapidly growing station network and the social responsibility approach creating difference, OPET is the only domestic corporation within the major players of the sector. OPET, the unchanging leader of the customer satisfaction in the fuel distribution sector of Turkey, has more than 1600 stations with the SUNPET brand. OPET, which has more than 1 million cubic meter storage capacity providing a great competition advantage in the market, is also known as the brand of the fuel sector using the tehcnology in the best possible way. OPET exhibited its diffrence by enabling its customers to buy the most appropriate fuel from the gas stations all over Turkey by registering its customers and their vehicle to the pump system electronically with the “Smart Filling System” that it developed by putting its signature to a first in the sector. OPET has been selected as the brand having the ‘Highest Customer Loyalty’ for 12 years by the KalDer (Turkish Quality Association), it is also the owner of the brands such ‘Superbrands’ and Lovemark... OPET continues to stand by its customers with the brand-new projects, products and services by preserving its assertion with the “Journey to Perfection” approach.

About Tüpraş

As being the 7th largest refinery company of Europe, Tüpraş provides service as an integrated oil company both with its market share and corporate reliability and also production complexes and partnerships. Koç Holding Energy Group company Tüpraş is the largest industrial company of Turkey with its annual crude oil processing capacity of 28.1 millon tones, along with Ditaş partnership in maritime transport, Körfez Ulaştırma A.Ş. partnership in railroad transportation, and Opet partnerships in fuel distribution sector. As the 28th largest refinery company of the World and the 7th largest refinery company of Europe, Tüpraş has been providing service as an integrated oil company both with its market share and corporate reliability and manfuacturing complexes and partnerships. Tüpras, which has been maintaining its characteristics of being a leader institution in its sector and throughout the country since its establishment, carries out business with its İzmit, İzmir, Kırıkkale and Batman Refineries. Fuel Oil Recycling Facility, which is established within the body of the İzmit Refinery with 3.1 billior dollars investment for increasing the white product return of Tüpraş refineries, was put into operation at the beginnig of 2015 and 1 billon dollar contribution has been made to  the current deficit of Turkey annually, and the İzmit Refinery has been one of the most complex refineries in the world.