Fatih Dönmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Met with Energy Giants

Petroleum Istanbul Fair, one of the largest and most visited fairs of the world in its area, was held with the attendance of Fatih Dönmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. After the opening ceremony, Fatih Dönmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, visited the joint stand of Aygaz, the leading brand of LPG industry, OPET, the customer satisfaction leader of the fuel distribution sector, and Tüpraş, the largest industrial enterprise of Turkey, and received information from the representatives of the companies.

Istanbul, 28 March 2019 – Aygaz, OPET and TÜPRAŞ, members of Koç Energy Group, were in Istanbul 2019 - 14th International Petroleum, LPG, Mineral Oil, Equipment, and Technology Fair, organized in Beylikdüzü TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center. The Koç Energy Group stand attracted great attention from sector representatives, dealers, potential dealers, and fair visitors. Fatih Dönmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, received information from the officials of Tüpraş, OPET, and Aygaz during his visits to the stands after the opening ceremony. Dönmez, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, also examined the vehicle named “monster,” which was manufactured 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 representatives of Tüpraş, which is the largest industrial Corporation of Turkey and the 7th largest refinery in Europe, Minister Dönmez also received information about the products and services by closely examining the Ultramarket concept of Opet, one of the leading brands of the fuel distribution sector.

Koç Energy Group brands are taking part in the Petroleum Istanbul Fair to observe the latest developments in the national and international arena and to share their work with visitors and participants. This fair, which brings public and private institutions and organizations related to energy together, along with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and EMRA, is considered an important platform for collaboration by national, regional, and international energy companies. The Petroleum Istanbul Fair, the main theme of which was extended this year to cover LPG, mineral oils, and equipment along with auto LNG, auto CNG, electrical car charger stations, and station markets, will continue in Tüyap until March 30.


Aygaz, the first company of Koç Group operating in the energy industry, is the 11th largest industrial enterprise in Turkey. Aygaz, maintaining its leadership in the LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) sector in Turkey since its establishment in 1961, is also performing the manufacturing and sales of LPG pressured containers and their accessories in addition to the distribution of LPG in the form of bottled gas, autogas, and bulk gas. Offering its services with more than 2,400 bottled gas dealers and more than 1,700 autogas stations, Aygaz is also operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by exporting its gas appliances. Thanks to its strong distribution and service network, Aygaz bottles enter more than 60 thousand houses and workplaces, and almost 200 thousand vehicles travel with Aygaz Autogas every day, which 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 continuously improving its product and service quality.


OPET is operating in retail sales, commercial and industrial sales, storage, and international product trading in the fuel distribution sector and in the fields of mineral oils and jet fuel through its affiliates. Attracting attention with its new products and services, rapidly growing station network, and distinguishing social responsibility approach, OPET is the only domestic corporation among major players in the sector. OPET, the unchanging customer satisfaction leader in the fuel distribution sector of Turkey, has more than 1600 stations with the SUNPET brand. OPET, which has more than 1 million cubic meters of storage capacity providing a great competitive advantage in the market, is also known as the brand that uses technology in the best possible way in the fuel sector. OPET showed its difference in this area by enabling its customers to buy the most appropriate fuel from all gas stations throughout Turkey by registering its customers and their vehicles with the pump system electronically with the “Smart Filling System” that it developed by leading the way. OPET, which has been selected as ‘The with the Highest Customer Loyalty’ for 12 years by KalDer (Turkish Quality Association), is also the bearer of titles, such as ‘Superbrands’ and Lovemark. OPET continues to stand by its customers with brand new projects, products, and services by maintaining its claim with the “Journey to Perfection” approach.


Tüpraş, a member of Koç Holding Energy Group, is the largest industrial company in Turkey with an annual crude oil processing capacity of 28.1 million tons, along with Ditaş partnership in maritime transportation, Körfez Ulaştırma A.Ş. partnership in railroad transportation, and Opet partnership in the fuel distribution sector. Tüpraş, the 28th largest refinery company in the world and the 7th largest in Europe, operates as an integrated oil company with its market share and corporate reliability and with its production facilities and partnerships. Continuing to be the pioneer corporation in its sector and throughout the country since its establishment, Tüpraş operates with its Izmit, Izmir, Kırıkkale, and Batman Refineries.

After the commissioning of the Fuel Oil Recycling Facility, which was established within Izmit Refinery at the beginning of 2015 with an investment of 3.1 billion dollars in order to increase the white product productivity of Tüpraş refineries, 1 billion dollar contribution has been made to the current deficit of Turkey annually, and Izmit Refinery has become one of the most complex refineries in the world.