Sale of liquefied gas in Azerbaijan reduces by 2%
146,100 tons of liquefied gas was sold in the Azerbaijani market from January to November 2005, or 2% less as compared 2004, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend.
According to the Statistics Committee, remnant of gas comprised 6,100 tons in the storage, or 2 times more as compared November 2004. Some experts think that reduction is related to the campaign on strengthening of safety of transport and subsequently decrease of the number of the cars consuming gas.
The internal price of liquefied gas (butane-butylene and propane-propylene fractions) on SOCAR is $127 per ton, sale cost in the internal market - $194, retail cost - $261.
At present liquefied gas is produced at the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinary Plant (former Azerneftyanacag) of SOCAR and the Azerbaijan Gaz Refinary JSC in Garadagh.