Azerbaijan conducts over 2,200 checks of gas subscribers in January-September
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 /Trend E. Ismailov/
In January-September 2013, Azerbaijani Energy Ministry's State Gas Control Department revealed violations of rules and terms of gas and gas equipment use at 861 facilities, a source in the Department told Trend.
According to the interlocutor, in total 2203 checks were carried out in January-September.
"As a result of inspections, a total of 50 protocols on administrative violations with regard to both individuals and legal entities were drawn up," the source said.
According to him, in September the Department conducted 294 checks and violations were identified at 176 facilities.
In 2012, the Department's employees drew up 207 administrative protocols with regard to the gas subscribers. The revenues from fines on drawn up protocols exceeded 55,000 manats. In total last year, the Department carried out 2672 inspections. Some 770 cases of violation of rules of gas use were revealed during the inspections.
Azerigas Production Association (PA) of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is engaged in the distribution and sale of natural gas in Azerbaijan.