Azeri energy company examines green future

Dec. 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Azerbaijan's state oil company has plans to roll out its own agenda to tackle climate change, an Azeri leader said at an energy conference in Baku.

Soltan Aliyev, the vice president for ecological affairs in Azerbaijan, said on the sidelines of an energy summit for Caspian oil and gas companies in Baku that his country was eager to embrace climate challenges.

The State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan, he said, would approve a unilateral climate change strategy on the heels of the energy summit, the Trend news agency reports.

In general, he said, SOCAR aimed to cut the amount of gas emitted into the atmosphere and adopt strategies to incorporate alternative energy resources into its business agenda.

He added that the state energy company was working on ways to cut the amount of gas emissions released during production at the Guneshli oil and gas field in the Caspian Sea.

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