The Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery has resumed the manufacture of oil products, reads a message from Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.
The refinery suspended the manufacture of oil products in August due to the scheduled repair works. Catalytic cracking, primary processing, coking and catalytic reforming facilities have been commissioned after the successful repair works.
“The refinery’s processing units successfully passed the hydraulic and regulatory tests after the overhaul and started to manufacture oil products,” said the SOCAR message.
Modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery will be completed by 2020. The refinery’s production capacity will increase from 6 million tons to 7.5 million tons per year after the modernization.
Azerbaijan produced 5.45 million tons of oil products in 2015, as compared to 5.31 million tons in 2014. The country produced 3.14 million tons of oil products in January-July 2016 as compared to 3.67 million tons in the first seven months of 2015.