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13.12.2013 OSCE Office Holds Workshop on Oil Spills in Azerbaijan

Forty specialists of the Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR attended a workshop on oil spills preparedness by OSCE Office in Baku on December 11, Azernews reported on December 12.

11.12.2013 NGO Says Azerbaijan's Oil Industry Not Transparent

A new report on Azerbaijan's oil industry documents how millions of dollars of revenue disappear into the hands of obscurely owned private companies with the apparent cooperation of the government-controlled state oil company, RFE/RL reported on December 10.

11.12.2013 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to Continue Building New Gas Storage Facility in Nakhchivan

In the near future the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) will complete the drilling of a second appraisal well as part of the creation of underground gas storage in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Trend reported on December 10, citing a source from SOCAR.

10.12.2013 BP Opens Labs in Azerbaijani University

BP on December 9 presented eleven world class laboratories to the Baku-based Qafqaz University, Trend has reported.

06.12.2013 Italian MPs Give Green Light to TAP Pipeline

On December 5 the Italian Parliament approved the ratification law on the tri-lateral Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), following the signing of an IGA between Italy, Greece and Albania on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project on February 13, 2013, the news agency T

06.12.2013 Albania Invites Azerbaijani Gas

Albania has invited the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) to supply gas to the country, Albanian Minister of Economy and Energy Damian Gjiknuri said at panel discussions held during the third Caspian Forum in Istanbul on December 5.

05.12.2013 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR to Stop Oil Exports in 2014

As a result of economic processes and increase of number of vehicles in Azerbaijan, demand for gasoline continually increases, said the Vice President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) for refining David Mammadov, the news agency APA reported on December 4.

02.12.2013 Turkish Star Refinery Requires Additional Investment

An additional $475 million will be invested in the construction of an oil refinery which is being constructed in Turkey's Izmir city, Azernews reported on November 29, citing Turkish media.

27.11.2013 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR Increases Gas Production in January-September

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) produced 5.15 billion cubic meters of gas in January-September compared to 5.12 billion cubic meters in January-September 2012, Trend has reported, citing SOCAR as saying on November 27.

15.11.2013 Azerbaijan’s SOCAR, BP Sign Agreements on Training, Education

SOCAR and BP signed an agreement on cooperation in a number of spheres on November 14, the Azebaijani news agency Trend has reported.