Azerbaijan Offers to Build Refinery, Filling Stations in Libya

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) of Azerbaijan, known as Socar, is building a refinery in Turkey’s Izmir region. It also has filling stations in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia.

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