Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.25
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) plans to launch another 10 filling stations (gas stations) under its own brand in Romania in 2015, the CEO of SOCAR Romania Hamza Karimov said Sept.25.
Two stations under SOCAR brand in the Romanian city of Sibiu and Bistrita will be put into operation until the end of this year, he said.
Currently, the total number of SOCAR petrol stations in Romania is 30.
SOCAR is the only oil producer in Azerbaijan (it has two refineries on its balance), and also owns petrol stations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Switzerland.
In 2013, SOCAR exported from its own refineries around 1.04 million metric tons of oil compared to more than 1.24 million metric tons in 2012. In total Azerbaijan produced 5.09 million metric tons of the main petroleum products last year.