Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery

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Overview and Ownership

The Heydar Aliyev Baku Refinery is the country's largest refinery and SOCAR is responsible for its operations. [1]

The Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery (formerly known as the New Baku Oil Refinery, the 'Azerneftyanajag' Production Union, and the 'Azerneftyanajag' Oil Refinery) was founded by the Ministry of the Oil Industry of the former USSR on 29 July 1953. On 22 April 2004, the 'Azerneftyanajag' Refinery was renamed after Heydar Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan. [2]

Rovnag Abdullayev, head of SOCAR as of 2012, previously held the position of Director of the Baku Oil Refinery. [3]

Capacity

The refinery processes 21 out of 24 grades of Azerbaijan crude and 15 different petroleum products, including automotive gasoline, aviation kerosene, diesel fuel, black oil, petroleum coke, and others. The plant meets the national demand for petroleum products and 45 percent of its petroleum products are exported to other markets. [4]

As of 2012, the Baku Refinery had a capacity of 239,000 barrels per day (bpd). [5]

References

  1. "Azerbaijan" US Energy Information Administration, retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. "Baku Oil Refinery" SOCAR, retrieved 20 August 2012.
  3. "SOCAR Management" SOCAR, retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. "SOCAR Activities" SOCAR, retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. "Azerbaijan" US Energy Information Administration, retrieved 20 August 2012.