SOCAR increases processing of oil sludge
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 18 /. Trend E.Ismayilov /
The Waste Management Center of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has received 17.180 tons of oil sludge for processing in 2012 compared to 6.066 tons in 2011, a statement released by SOCAR Ecology Department on Monday said.
According to the statement, also the center received 421 tons of industrial waste for processing in 2012 compared to 136 tons in 2011.
The sludge and industrial waste sent for processing last year accounted for SOCAR structural departments, operating companies and joint ventures.
SOCAR includes the Azneft production association (company producing oil and gas onshore and offshore) and the Azkimya production association (chemical industry) and Azerigaz production association (gas distribution).
In addition, SOCAR includes a number of processing enterprises, service enterprises, institutions engaged in geophysical and drilling operations.