Oil and gas tankers to Iraq, Nakchivan need permission

Oil and gas tankers to Iraq, Nakchivan need permission

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Oil and gas tankers to Iraq, Nakchivan need permission

This file photo shows an oil tanker in Istanbul. Oil transport firms need permission from the Customs Ministry to carry natural resources to Iraq and Nakhchivan. Hürriyet photo

Companies who want to transport natural resources to Iraq and Nakhchivan through Turkey will now have to apply to Turkey’s Customs and Trade Ministry for special permission, according to a new regulation announced in yesterday’s Official Gazette.

Those seeking to transport gasoline, diesel, or jet fuel to Iraq via Turkey, crude oil from Iraq to Turkey, gasoline, diesel or jet fuel from Georgia to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan via Turkey either through its highways or railways, will have to make the application.

Companies who wish to transport gasoline, diesel, jet fuel or cruel oil through Turkey will have to show that they have been in operation for more than one year, are registered in Turkey, and have capital worth at least 4 million Turkish Liras. Furthermore, the relevant ministries in Iraq and Nakchivan will also have to sign off the transfer. Before the transfer can take place, companies will be required to fill out all the necessary paperwork and submit a preliminary application to the Customs and Trade Ministry, according to the new regulation. The ministry will then notify the relevant company as to whether or not their application has been accepted.

Iraq, Nakchivan, oil, energy