Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2016 International Annual Conference


1-7 pp.

Conference Name

American Society for Engineering Management International Annual Conference, 26-29 October 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


Energy is both vital and strategic element for a nation to sustain its fundamental activities like security, logistics, heating, etc. Countries sustain their energy demands through internal or external sources. In the case of not being able to maintain energy demands from their internal sources, they would need to import their requirements. Whenever they need to buy raw materials, they have to build terminals to process the raw material into the required form. The dependency on the imports may cause the importing country to weaken its advantage in international conflicts, unemployment, and welfare. Therefore, countries aim to mitigate dependence to one country and seek for alternate countries. To keep the energy sustainable, they should not be dependent on a sole supplier country. A state chooses to increase its number of providers; it might cause economic advantages or disadvantages regarding the type of material. Besides, particular type of resources requires specific terminals, facilities, and technology to process the material to be ready to consume. Consequently, decision-makers should employ a holistic approach that should comprehend all of the aspects of the situation. We study the case of importing and building a terminal of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to define criteria in maintaining the energy sustainability and profitability of Turkey.


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Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2016.

Original Publication Citation

Poyraz, O. I., Keskin, O., & Unal, R. (2016). Energy sustainability of Turkey in the case of LNG. In In S. Long, E-H. Ng, C. Downing, & B. Nepal (Eds.), Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2016 International Annual Conference (pp. 1-7). American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).