Azerbaijan’s SOCAR restarts facilities at Aliyev refinery

April 11, 2014

The Azerbaijan State Oil Company after repair has launched the catalytic reforming and gradual coking units at the Heydar Aliyev refinery, the company reported, Trend said on April 10.

At present, work continues at the refinery on overhaul of the catalytic cracking, which produces high-octane gasoline.

The work on modernization of the unit will allow it to increase its processing capacity up to one million tons (from two to three million tons) and gasoline production by 450000 tons.

Azerbaijan for the first time is confronted with the fact that consumption of gasoline is equal to its production. This is explained by the growing number of cars in the country. Ongoing work on the modernization and reconstruction of large plants at the refinery is necessary to increase the quantitative and qualitative indicators of gasoline.

Copyright: Trend, 2014