Bitumen Production in Azerbaijan Increases by 75%
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend / From January to April, 40,520 tons of bitumen were produced in Azerbaijan, an increase of 23.5% or 7,720 tons from forecasts, a source at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) stated.
Bitumen production in the same period of last year equalled 23150 tons, 17370 tons less or 75% less from indicators of this year. In the main 161,940 tons of bitumen was produced in 2006. The figure in 2005 equalled 128,340 tons.
SOCAR has two oil refineries.