Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey has denied permission to a number of Turkish companies to conduct oil and gas exploration in the country, the ministry told Trend Nov. 22.
Oil companies “Hanedan Enerji Yatirimlari Sanayi Ticaret A.S.”, “Albedo Es Elektrik Uretim A.S.”, “Celikler Taahhut Insaat ve Sanayi A.S.”, “Guney Yildizi Petrol Uretim Sondaj Muteahhitlik ve Ticaret A.S.” and “Abe Petrol Dogalgaz Enerji Maden A.S.” were denied permission to carry out oil and gas exploration in the country.
All the companies planned to carry out oil and gas exploration in the vicinity of Istanbul.
The ministry didn’t disclose the reason for the refusal.
Earlier, the ministry also denied permission to two Turkish companies (“Memba Enerji ve Madencilik A.S.” and “Alpay Enerji A.S.”) to conduct oil and gas exploration in the country.
In April 2014, a legislation allowing oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey.
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