Liberalisation of Natural Gas Markets

Potential and Challenges of Integrating Turkey into the EU Market

  • Onur Demir

Part of the The Political Economy of the Middle East book series (PEME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Setting the Scene

  3. The Evolution of Turkish Natural Gas Market

  4. Transition From Monopoly to Liberalisation: Barriers to Efficient Market Integration

About this book


This book investigates the overall natural gas reform performance of Turkey, addressing both shortfalls and setbacks that have prevented Turkey from the fulfillment of the regulatory implementation since 2001, and how the prospectively liberalised natural gas market can effectively operate at all levels. Although eighteen years have passed since the introduction of the first legislation as a basis for a more liberalised Turkish natural gas market, the completion of the reform process still suffers from a lack of enforcement. The book offers recommendations to address this, the main one being that policy makers should give due consideration to the consolidation of EMRA’s independent role with appropriate safeguards laid out to prevent attempts of regulatory misuse. The book concludes by suggesting that there is a compelling need to move forward with a consolidated reform sooner rather than later if Turkey genuinely wishes to take a leadership position in the race to become an efficient gas hub and be part of Europe’s single energy market.

Onur Demir is an international entrepreneur who has served as director of private firms that provided services for three countries. With nine years of research and management consulting experience, Dr. Demir provides energy firms, utilities, technology developers and governments with leading analyses, insights and policy recommendations. She received her MSc degree in Istanbul and her PhD from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, where she was a lecturer in International Business Strategy. She has presented in industry conferences and has authored various publications in BloombergHT, Turkey.


Turkish Natural Gas Market European Union Energy Directives Energy Market Regulatory Authority Natural Monopoly in the Gas Market Vertically Integrated Gas Companies Third Party Access and the Gas Market Unbundling and the Gas Market Transmission System Operators in the Gas Market European-wide Network Codes Deregulation and Liberalisation in Network Industries Liberalisation in Network Industries Competition in the Gas Market Market Opening and Natural Gas Natural Gas Market Liberalisation Natural Gas Market Competition

Authors and affiliations

  • Onur Demir
    • 1
  1. 1.OED Consultancy Ltd.LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2026-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2027-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8854
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8862
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