SOCAR announces forecasts on number of its petrol stations in Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 13 / Trend /
By the end of the year, SOCAR Energy Georgia plans to put into operation five more petrol stations under the brand of SOCAR in Georgia, SOCAR said on Oct. 13. SOCAR Energy Georgia is a subsidiary of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan).
On Oct. 12 next petrol station of SOCAR was put into operation in the Georgian capital, which is located on the road from Tbilisi to western regions of the country.
At present, the total number of filling stations of SOCAR in Georgia is 25 units, but this figure will exceed 30 units by late 2009, said earlier Mahir Mammadov, the head of SOCAR Energy Georgia.
Mammadov said earlier that "We have many plans and we want our company to occupy the first place in retail sales and we will achieve this goal in several years. If the number of our filling stations in Georgia reaches 60-70 units, this means we will close to this result. "
SOCAR Energy Georgia deals with distribution and marketing on the market of oil and oil products in Georgia. Co-founders of SOCAR Georgia include SOCAR - 51 percent, Petro-Trans FZCO - 32.7 percent and Ivan Chkhartishvili - 16.3 percent.