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Azerbaijan Offers to Build Refinery, Filling Stations in Libya

May 14, 2012

Azerbaijan has proposed building an oil refinery and gasoline filling stations in Libya, the Azeri Foreign Ministry said in an e-mailed statement today.

Azerbaijan could build the refinery on its own or with Libya, Azeri Ambassador Agasalim Shukurov said at a meeting with Abdulrahman Ben Yezza, Libya’s oil and gas minister, according to the statement. State Oil Co. (ATPG:US) of Azerbaijan, known as Socar, is building a refinery in Turkey’s Izmir region. It also has filling stations in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zulfugar Agayev in Baku at zagayev@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hellmuth Tromm at htromm@bloomberg.net


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