SOCAR brings its cars in conformity with ecological standards

Oil&Gas Materials 11 January 2011 13:50 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan .11 / Trend E. Ismayilov /

Functioning of the control-measuring stations in Baku has significantly reduced the number of SOCAR's own-manufactured cars, which do not meet environmental requirements, a source in SOCAR said.

He said that SOCAR consideres the possibility of opening similar control-measuring stations in other regions of the country now.

"This issue is being considered. But it is early to speak about the term," the source said.

SOCAR Ecology Department's deputy head Vugar Karimov said that at present, the company has three points for checking SOCAR vehicles for complying with environmental standards. The ecology department plans to open five points throughout the republic, particularly in Sheki, Yevlakh, Guba-Gusar region, Ganja and Nakhchivan in 2011-2012.

He said that a laboratory of the ecology department first received accreditation to check vehicles for complying with ecological standards Euro-2. At present, the laboratory provides services to SOCAR departments, physical entities, scientific institutes.

"There are no appeals concerning the analyses to check vehicles for complying with environmental standards," a source said.

The department must get an appropriate appeal for providing services to SOCAR non-members. The services, to be provided by the companies, will be paid for.

The Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents gives licences for the laboratories to provide research on conformity of vehicles with Euro-2 standards.

Azerbaijan started using Euro-2 ecological standards for the cars imported and produced in the country since July.