Fitch affirms SOCAR’s rating
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.31 / Trend, A.Akhundov /
Fitch Ratings has affirmed State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic's (SOCAR) Long-term foreign currency IDR at 'BBB-' with a Stable Outlook.
Short-term foreign currency IDR was affirmed at 'F3', the Agency said in its report.
SOCAR is the only producer of oil products in the country (it has two refineries on its balance sheet) and also owns petrol stations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Switzerland. SOCAR is co-owner of the largest Turkish petrochemical complex Petkim.
SOCAR includes the Azneft production association (the companies producing oil and gas on and offshore), the Azerkimya industrial association (chemical enterprises) and Azerigaz industrial association (gas distribution).