(1) In order to achieve its purpose, the Association conducts the following activities;
(a) Following national and international publications and publishing bulletins, brochures and statistical data in order to advise its members on technical matters; (b) Conducting seminars and training activities in order to advise its members on laws, regulations and court decisions regarding petroleum and alternative fuel industries and to convey essential technical information, conducting necessary operations to support Association members in the solution process of sectoral problems; (c) Raising awareness among consumers through publications, seminars and conferences on measures to be taken regarding the collection, transportation, storage and disposal (management) of waste generated during and after use of petroleum products and lubricants, establishing organizations stipulated in regulations in order to fulfill the legal liabilities imposed upon its members on such matters and/or performing such operations itself; (d) Giving “expert/professional” opinion on matters regarding draft legislations when demanded by authorities; (e) Organizing meetings, publishing brochures and bulletins to advise government, other public bodies, the media and the public in accordance with the objectives of the Association, to make recommendations on legal arrangements; (f) Minimizing the detrimental environmental impacts of petroleum and petroleum products and waste lubricants, undertaking or facilitating the collection, transportation, re-introduction to the production process, burning for energy recovery, physical recovery and disposal of these, conducting or having conducted quality tests and laboratory analyses on such matters, carrying out awareness-raising and training activities in line with the objectives of the Association in order to raise awareness among members, consumers and the public, establishing, operating or having operated one or more economic enterprises to form necessary structures and/or organizations in order to fulfill waste management liabilities of its members arising from relevant Laws and Regulations; (g) Following technical and legal developments in the petroleum industry, contributing to the development of quality and environmental management systems, exchanging information with international agencies and organizations in accordance with the objectives of the Association, cooperating and exchanging information with organizations representing fuel and lubricant industries in the European Union and other countries when deemed necessary (h) Purchasing, selling, leasing and renting out the necessary vehicles, transportation vehicles and real properties for the operations of the Association and the Economic Enterprise, using medium and short-term loans to achieve objectives of the Association, taking, giving, deleting and altering mortgages, pledges, business pledges, guarantees and other collaterals, signing financial leasing agreements; (i) Obtaining the required legal authorizations and joining and/or collaborating with international associations, scientific institutions, universities and organizations in compliance with the objectives of the Association, carrying out projects and consulting activities in line with the objectives of the Association with such organizations; (j) Conducting statistical studies on market development, sector magnitudes and relations with other sectoral factors and progress of petroleum industry and alternative fuels, generating data from such studies and announcing them to public, preparing programs and publications for national and international media.
(2) The Association shall not be involved in the following activities: (a) Political activities (b) Commercial activities outside the scope of the Economic Enterprise of the Association (c) Collective negotiations with unions (d) The Association shall not debate or make suggestions on the prices and terms of sale of petroleum products and lubricants set by its members. In addition, it shall not carry out any activities against laws of Republic of Turkey and decisions of judicial bodies which have jurisdiction to the members of the Association.
(3) In order to avoid unnecessary procedures, the Association shall conduct its operations in coordination with the activities of other organizations operating under similar objectives.
(4) Membership to the Association shall not restrict the freedom of action of members. Independent from the activities of the Association, members are free to establish relations with other organizations, to express their opinions by publication or other means.