• Fuel Prices In Turkey : Live Petrol and Diesel Prices

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Last Update : Thursday, July 23, 2020

What about the fuel prices in Turkey? Once world's most expensive fuel was being used in Turkey. However, as a result of the devaluation of the Turkish lira against world currencies in recent years, the prices approached the world average. Even recently, we can say that it is well below the world average.
When we talk about the fuel prices in Turkey, we need to point out that no single fuel prices exist in general in Turkey; on the contrary, each province has its own fuel price. Although there are not big differences between the provinces, sometimes up to 10 percent differences can occur. For this reason, it is important to learn the fuel prices of the city you are in or plan to be located while checking the fuel prices. For example, Istanbul fuel prices and Antalya fuel prices are close, but not the same.
You can find current fuel prices in major cities of Turkey in the following table.


Price Update Date : 9/19/2020
Petrol (Gasoline) Price in Istanbul 0.76 € / 0.91 $ / 6.87 TL
Diesel Price in Istanbul 0.67 € / 0.79 $ / 6.02 TL
Petrol (Gasoline) Price in Ankara 0.77 € / 0.91 $ / 6.92 TL
Diesel Price in Ankara 0.67 € / 0.80 $ / 6.07 TL
Petrol (Gasoline) Price in Izmir 0.69 € / 0.82 $ / 6.21 TL
Diesel Price in Izmir 0.69 € / 0.82 $ / 6.21 TL
Petrol (Gasoline) Price in Antalya 0.78 € / 0.92 $ / 6.99 TL
Diesel Price in Antalya 0.69 € / 0.82 $ / 6.21 TL

Istanbul Fuel Prices Graph

Ankara Fuel Prices Graph

Izmir Fuel Prices Graph

*Note that the above given prices are general prices and can be change up to 5% among pumping stations in the city.
Which fuels are used in cars in Turkey? In Turkey, petrol (gasoline), diesel and LPG cars are used. Recently, electric cars have started to be seen. However, the expensive price of electric cars and insufficient number of charging stations for electric cars makes electric cars in Turkey not to be very common. According to 2017 data, fuel types in Turkey and percentages are as follows.
Petrol (Gasoline)26%
Petrol (Gasoline) + LPG39%
LPG is very common in locals, but you can only rent a diesel or petrol (gasoline) car in Turkey.
How can you get fuel in Turkey? There are fuel pump attendants in all the gas stations in Turkey. You do not touch the pump at any station. Therefore, it is very easy to get fuel. Simply specify the fuel type and amount you want to buy. However, since many pump attendants will not know English, it is useful to know the Turkish of the type of fuel you will get. Turkish equivalents of fuels are as follows.
Petrol (Gasoline)'Benzin'
How can you pay for fuel in Turkey? Credit cards and cash are valid at many stations. You can pay cash directly to the pump attendant. On the other hand, to make a payment by credit card, you must enter the grocery store.
What fuel companies serve in Turkey, where you can get the fuel? We can say that in general, the fuel system in Turkey is well controlled by government. Therefore, no matter which station or brand you prefer in the city centers, you will not have any big problems. But things can change in the countryside. There are rumors that various chemicals are mixed in fuel stations to oil in rural areas in order to increase the amount. For this reason, as a rule of thumb, it is useful to choose city centers when you will buy fuel whenever possible. On the other hand, in addition to government control in Turkey, big fuel companies are monitoring their dealers periodically. In this respect, if you need to buy fuel in the countryside, it is useful to choose big brands. The five leading fuel companies in Turkey are listed below.
  • Petrol Ofisi
  • Opet
  • Shell
  • BP
  • Turk Petrol
Also there are hundreds of different fuel brands in Turkey. What if you need to choose among the big fuel companies? In fact, most stations offer more or less the same fuel. The difference will be in the service. At this matter, Opet is distinguished from others by its 'clean toilet policy'. If you are going to use the toilet at the petrol station, you should definitely choose the Opet brand. Because all around Opet stations in Turkey, 'clean toilets' are subject to continuous supervision(and it is definitely free at every single Opet station.

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