SOCAR ups Azerbaijani oil product sales on Georgian market
Azerbaijan , Baku, April 28/ Trend, E.Ismayilov /
In January - March, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic ( SOCAR ) sold over 77,8 00 tons of Azerbaijani oil products on the Georgian market compared to about 76,000 in January -March 2010, a source in SOCAR Energy Georgia, which represents SOCAR's interests in Georgia , said.
He said about 50,000 tons of diesel fuel, 22,000 tons of gasoline , 2,4 00 tons of fuel oil , 1,980 tons of bitumen , as well as over 1,5 00 tons of aviation kerosene were sold on the market in the first quarter .
In 2010 , SOCAR sold 442,000 tons of Azerbaijani oil products on the Georgian market compared to 406,000 tons in 2009 .
The country produces oil products at the two Baku oil refineries with a total capacity of 20 million tons of oil per year. Both oil refineries are owned by SOCAR, which annually processes about 6-7 million tons of oil from the Azerbaijani offshore and onshore fields.