By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR sold 199.92 million cubic meters of gas to population in October 2016.
The company reported that the total amount of consumers of Azerbaijan’s gas operator, Azerigaz Production Union of SOCAR, was almost 1.97 million people as of Nov. 1, 2016.
In October 2016, 11,810 new consumers were registered, says the message, 3,450 of them was from Baku, Sumgait and Absheron districts and 8,360 consumers – from the country’s regions.
As of Nov. 1, 2016, 132,880 IDP families were provided with gas on preferential terms.
Azerbaijan added 310 million cubic meters of gas to its reserve in underground facilities, bringing the volume to 2.96 billion cubic meters (bcm) by mid-October.
Garadag and Kalmaz gas storages facilities, which are on the balance of SOCAR, have a capacity of approximately five bcm of gas.
SOCAR includes such production associations as Azneft (the enterprises producing oil and gas onshore and offshore), Azerkimya (the chemical enterprises) and Azerigaz (distributes gas produced in the country), as well as oil and gas processing plants, service companies, and the facilities involved in geophysical and drilling operations.
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