London ends the first phase of campaign
The first phase of SOCAR's UEFA Euro 2020 campaign is finished by turning the petrol station on Agmashenebeli Highway into London. Designed with most iconic London details in mind, it is one of the 11 stations rebranded for the upcoming tournmanet.
The only host city which is not represented in campaign is Saint Petersburg due to political tension between countries and Russian occupation of Georgian territories.
A signing ceremony between the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia and the Ministry of Agriculture on the implementation of the Agrodiesel project to support local farmers for 2021There was a signing ceremony between the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia and the Ministry of Agriculture on the implementation of the Agrodiesel project to support local farmers for 2021 The word document was signed by Georgia, Minister of Environment and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili, Director of SOCAR Petroleum Georgia. Faik Guliyev, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia and other officials from the Ministry named after the ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia attended the signing ceremony.During the meeting held before the signing ceremony, Minister Levan Davitashvili welcomed guests and expressed satisfaction with the current cooperation level between the Ministry and SOCAR, which was shown in the implementation of the ′′ Agrodiesel ′′ project, which was headed during the pandemic. He emphasized that the so-called program was successfully implemented in 2020 and that it is a delightful situation to continue this cooperation in 2021 Last year, the minister said that within this program, the provision of Georgian agrarian sector with Azerbaijani-origin diesel fuel continued and more than 125 farmers benefited from it. As a result of the sale of diesel fuel at preferential prices, local farmers saved more than 7.0 million lari.Ambassador Faiq Guliyev thanked the opposite side for the invitation to participate in the signing ceremony and noted that as in all spheres of the two countries, there are also strong cooperation relations in the agricultural sector. It is stated that our countries have always been there for each other and supported each other during difficult times. A few years ago, there was a lack of equipment and a great demand in the agricultural sector in Georgia, in order to pay this need, the Azerbaijani side sent its equipment to Georgia. Today, solidarity and cooperation between our countries continues in the conditions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has encountered the world. In this particular, the ′′ Agrodiesel ′′ project was launched last year to support local farmers and the SOCAR signed a contract between Georgia's Environment Protection and Ministry of Agriculture. The ambassador emphasized that this project is a clear example of friendship and brotherhood relations between the two countries.CEO of SOCAR Energy Georgia, Mahir Mammadov, noted that this program was implemented to solve the challenges faced by local farmers during the pandemic and said the project's results for 2020 were positive. He thanked the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia for cooperation in this field and expressed hope that the project will contribute to the development of agricultural sector in Georgia.
Imported Social Natural Gas Price Has Been Optimised with an Agreement Signed After a Meeting of Giorgi Gakharia and Rovnag Abdullayev
Giorgi Gakharia, Prime Minister of Georgia met Rovnag Abdullayev, President of SOCAR State Oil Company of Azerbaijan today.
Focus of the meeting was made at the kind neighbourly relations and partnership of Georgia and Azerbaijan in various areas. Special attention was paid to the investment projects implemented by SOCAR in Georgia and prospects of deepening cooperation in future.
It was noted that cooperation of Georgia with SOCAR is truly successful in the area of natural gas, which is once again evidenced by the optimisation of the social gas price in the country.
Namely, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia has been instructed by the Government of Georgia to negotiate with SOCAR a deal to import 200 million cubic meters of the so-called social gas with a reduced tariff from Azerbaijan to Georgia. Amendments were made to the existing agreement on social gas supply originally signed in 2016. Signing ceremony held today engaged Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Giorgi Bakhtadze, CEO of Oil and Gas Corporation and Rovnag Abdullayev, President of SOCAR after a meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia.
As a result of the referred agreement. Government of Georgia will be able to maintain the stability of natural gas price for citizens of Georgia.
It was underlined that after the completion of the fourth stage of the South Gas Corridor, which envisages the transportation of Shah Deniz gas to the European market, will channel higher volumes of Azerbaijani gas through Georgia. At the same time, the country will be able to purchase more concessional Azerbaijani gas to meet its domestic demand.
Meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia and signing ceremony was attended by Faig Guliyev, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Azerbaijan to Georgia; Mahir Mamedov, CEO of SOCAR Energy Georgia; Elshad Nasirov, President of SOCAR for Investments and Marketing; Vagif Aliyev, Director of Investments at SOCAR.
Press Service of the Government Administration
Prime Minister's Meeting with SOCAR President
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia held a meeting with Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
SOCAR's investment projects implemented in Georgia were the key topic of the discussion. The meeting was attended by Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov, Head of the SOCAR Investments Department Vagif Aliyev, and Azerbaijan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dursun Hasanov.
Gas industry in Georgia enrolls millionth customer
Number of natural gas consumers has reached million. The millionth customer is the family of Mamuka Khazaradze living in the region of Ajara. Subscriber's accession to the gas pipeline in the village of Khutsubani was celebrated today. Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, alongside with the SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev attended the event.
According to the head of the Government, the SOCAR Georgia Gas company has over 65 000 active and potential subscribers across Ajara and by the end of 2017 provision of gas to around 9000 customers is planned. Giorgi Kvirikashvili thanked SOCAR Company for its contribution to the friendly relations and strategic partnership between Georgia and Azerbaijan.
"Provision of gas and water to the population is among the Government's top priorities. This is vitally important in terms of preserving our environment and provision of gas to our villages, including those located in highland Ajara will eliminate the need for deforestation. We have comprehensive infrastructure development plans and construction of Khulo-Adigeni highway will launch in the near future to make the Batumi-Khulo destination compatible with the European standards. We have water supply related projects to ensure that Ajara, including highland area has a modern technology. This will include creation of modern, comfortable conditions for each of the Ajarian families. This is a duty of our Government that we perform with a great pleasure and responsibility. I would like to congratulate you, thank Mr. Rovnag Abdullayev - a true friend of Georgia and the SOCAR Company for reinforcing friendly and cooperative relations between Georgia and Azerbaijan," - Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted.
Prime Minister congratulated Mamuka Khazaradze on becoming the customer of natural gas and symbolically lit a stove in his house. SOCAR Gas Georgia Company gifted the millionth customer off the gas.
SOCAR Company intends to construct 360 km long pioeline and provide gas to more 8 935 customers by the end of 2017.
SOCAR continues supporting the government of Georgia-Rovnag Abdullayev
SOCAR will continue to support the government of Georgia - the SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said at the joint press-conference with Vice Premier, Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze.
According to him, SOCAR has been operating in Georgia for 10 years and this company has been implementing large investments.
“We are pleased that our partnership will be further modified and we have visions of the future. The agreement had been made to ensure a stable gas supply of Georgia", - he said.
Mr. Abdullayev thanked SOCAR employees, who, as he said, prepared high quality contract.