Azerbaijan ups sale of all types of petroleum products on domestic market
Azerbaijan , Baku , June 1 6 / Trend/
The State Statistics Committee reported that approximately 2 .5 million tons of Azerbaijani oil products were sold to consumers in January- May 2011 , with 67.2 percent on the domestic market and the rest directed for export .
In total 1.65 million tons of oil products was put for the domestic market in Azerbaijan in January to May compared to roughly 1 . 38 million tons in January to May 2010.
About 4 3 6 ,000 tons of the total volume of oil products was petrol, which is an increase of 1 1 . 9 percent than in the same period of 2010. The wholesale price for one ton of А-92 gasoline in the internal market (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 670 manat and А-95 - 736 manat. According to the State Statistics Committee, Azpetrol received over 167 , 86 0 tons of gasoline, LUKOIL - about 70 , 200 tons, SOCAR Petroleum 110 , 00 0 tons.
About 419 , 5 00 tons of diesel fuel was sold to the domestic market, which is by 29 . 3 percent more compared to the same period of 2010. The wholesale cost of 1 ton of diesel fuel (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 485 manat. Azpetrol received roughly 92 , 30 0 tons of diesel fuel, SOCAR Petroleum- about 95 , 2 00 and LUKoil - over 44 , 9 00 tons, the state statistics agency reported.
Azpetrol has 70 filling stations in Azerbaijan, of which 66 - petrol, 4 - gas stations. An oil tank farm with total capacity of 7,000 tons and car park, meeting international standards was commissioned in 1999 to improve fuel quality, ensure uninterrupted operation of filling stations and improve the quality of customer service. Currently, Azpetrol fleet consists of 110 fuel tankers with capacities ranging from 17 to 42 tons, which provide the company's filling stations with fuel. Azpetrol owns approximately 15 percent of the total number of filling stations in the country. The company's share in the relevant market sector is more than 50 percent.
SOCAR Petroleum currently has six gas stations in Baku. SOCAR plans to open 26-30 stations in Azerbaijan.
About 99 , 9 00 tons of fuel oil was sold to the domestic market, which is 1 6 . 7 percent more than the figure in the same period of 2010. The wholesale price of 1 ton of М-40 fuel oil in Azerbaijan is 100 manat (including delivery and VAT).
A total of 208 , 4 00 tons of aviation kerosene was sold in January-Ma y 2011, 4.1 percent more than in January-Ma y 2010. The price of aviation kerosene is 307 manat per ton (including delivery and VAT). .
The sale of petroleum bitumen totaled 7 2, 6 00 tons, or 4 . 8 percent more than the same period of 2010. The wholesale price of 1 ton of bitumen BN 60/90 (VAT and transportation costs inclusive) is 160 manat.
About 60 , 1 00 tons of liquefied gas were sold on the interior market, which is more by 2 times than in January-Ma y 2010 .
Some 35 0, 2 00 tons of other oil products were also sold, more by 25 . 4 percent than in January- May 2010.