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21.09.2016 15:45

President Ilham Aliyev: Oil refinery located in seaside will be removed

Modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery is started today. As a result of the works to be carried out in the future, it will be the world-class refinery, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the meeting with the staff in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new bitumen production plant was held in Baku as part of reconstruction of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery.

Head of the state said that new technologies must be applied and the refinery must meet the highest standards of the world: Reconstruction of the refinery will approximately take 2 or three years. Then, it will produce high quality diesel, gasoline, kerosene. Working conditions of refiners will be improved. This refinery attaches special importance for development of our country. Currently, the refinery is producing most of fuels. This is a significant enterprise for our security. Because we have large oil reserves and the chain of the oil industry production, transportation, processing, sale, export, oil products, crude oil - is in Azerbaijan. Now recently, we started to engage in gas export.

There is a great potential in here. Thats this refinery will be a contribution to the development of our country. At the same time, it is so significant for improvement of ecological situation. Some smells felt when wind blows will be eliminated, the refinery located in the seaside will be replaced with the public spaces. Now, the White city boulevard has reached the Oil Refinery. After the reconstruction, the refinery will be removed from there and a public recreation zone with some kilometres will be created for Baku citizens.

The head of state noted that the ecological cleanliness, economic growth, energy security and beautification of our city are connected with one another: These works aim to develop Azerbaijan and change to more powerful country. Therefore, I visited here to attend the groundbreaking ceremony together with you. Id like to restate that today is the first day of the modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Baku Oil Refinery.

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