SOCAR prepares contingency plans for oil spill neutralization
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 9 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
SOCAR's Ecology Department has prepared a draft plan for the prevention and mitigation of SOCAR oil spills, the company said today.
The plan contains measures to prevent oil product spills in Azerbaijan, as well as measures for correcting the consequences of oil spills.
The project was submitted to SOCAR for consideration.
SOCAR includes the Azneft production association (the companies producing oil and gas both on and offshore), the Azerkimya industrial association (chemical enterprises) and Azerigaz industrial association (gas distribution).
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 the co-owner of the largest Turkish petrochemical complex Petkim.