Maintenance works in Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery are planned to be completed by November 4, deputy head of Public Relations and Event Management Department at Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR Ibrahim Ahmadov told Report.

According to him, the maintenance works are carried out on the basis of annual maintenance plan: “Planned maintenance works should be regularly carried out in all refineries. These works aim to repair plants and provide their uninterrupted operation. All plants of the refinery will resume their works by November 4. Delay in maintenance works is not on the agenda.”

Ahmadov noted that Ai-92 gasoline is only imported during the maintenance works. According to him, the planned repair works are considered to take one month this year and around 120,000 tonnes of Ai-92 gasoline are planned to be imported. He said 45,000 tonnes have already been imported: “This type of gasoline is mostly imported from Russia this year too. Moreover, around 4,000 tonnes are being imported from Turkmenistan.”

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According to him, the next maintenance works are planned for the next year and exact date of the repair works is expected to be announced by the end of the year.

The annual maintenance works in the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery have been carried out since October 4 and for this reason the production activity there has been suspended.