SOCAR Plans to Commission Star Oil Refinery in Early 2018

AZERTAC, November 29, 2016

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is planning to be fully operational at its Star Oil Refinery in Turkey in April 2018, Director General of the refinery Ibrahim Palaz has said. “The plant has already started to hire new workers, and the personnel training is in progress. At present, more than 100 companies operate in the territory of Star of oil refinery.” Palaz said the refinery will process an estimated 10 million tons of crude oil per year and is expected to considerably reduce Turkey’s dependence on foreign energy imports. “The plant will completely cut Turkey's naphtha imports. Overall, it is expected to cut Turkey`s imports worth $ 2.5 billion,” he added.

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