A new regulation in Turkey introduces production of base oil
from waste mineral oils as an activity which requires a license and
outlines principles for these activities. The Regulation Amending
the Petroleum Market License Regulation ("Amendment
Regulation") was published in Official Gazette number
29602 on 23 January 2016, entering into effect on 1 February
Significant changes introduced by the Amendment Regulation
Mineral oil license holders or
distributor license holders can produce base oil from waste mineral
oil, provided the production is registered in their licenses as a
Applications to amend certain aspects
of mineral oil licenses or distributor licenses, which have a
sub-registration for base mineral oil, will be examined by the
Petroleum Market Head of Department. These include applications to:
Change license information in
relation to production of mineral oil and base oil usage.
Insert or remove a sub-registration
for base oil production in their licenses.
Insert or remove a registration for
production of mineral oils.
If a license holder cannot carry out
dealership activity for more than six months, the Petroleum Market
Head of Department will cancel transportation, dealership and
eligible consumer licenses, as well as other licenses, via a
resolution by the Energy Market Regulatory Board.
Mineral oil license holders or
distributor license holders with a base mineral oil
sub-registration in their license can produce base oil from waste
mineral oil in their licensed mineral oil facilities.
Existing mineral oil license holders
or distributor license holders, which have a mineral oil
sub-registration in their license, can produce base oil from waste
mineral oil until 1 January 2018, without inserting a
sub-registration for base oil production into their licenses.
Please see this link for full text of the Amendment
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
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