President Ilham Aliyev attends opening ceremony of SOCAR’s STAR refinery in Turkey - LIVE

  19 October 2018    Read: 3503
President Ilham Aliyev attends opening ceremony of SOCAR’s STAR refinery in Turkey - LIVE

Today the opening ceremony of the STAR oil refinery owned by the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR kicks off in Izmir, Turkey, AzVision.az reports.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are taking part in the ceremony.

The Azerbaijani and Turkish presidents first viewed the refinery’s area from the terrace.

The heads of state were informed of the work carried out at the Star Oil Refinery.

They then posed for photographs.

The opening ceremony started with the screening of a video highlighting the historic importance of the Star Oil Refinery.

The STAR refinery is one of the important projects being implemented by Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The STAR refinery will produce naphtha, diesel fuel with ultra-low sulfur content, aviation kerosene, petroleum coke, liquefied gas and other products. The refinery will not produce gasoline and fuel oil.

The plant is planned to carry out processing of oil of such grades as Azeri Light, Kerkuk and Urals.

The refinery's processing capacity will amount to 10 million tons of products per year.

Today, the share distribution in the project is as follows: 60 percent of shares are owned by the Rafineri Holding company (being in 100-percent possession of SOCAR Turkey Energy company), which previously bought all 18.5 percent of the participation interest of Turcas Petrol company in the project, and 40 percent of shares are owned by SOCAR company.


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