December 20, 2019. Azerbaijan’s SOCAR Petroleum CJSC has commissioned four more filling stations of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the country in accordance with the plan for the development of the network of filling stations.

CNG is currently the most affordable fuel market in terms of cost and security. Given that CNG is the most eco-friendly fuel on the market, SOCAR is intensifying its sales, SOCAR Petroleum reported.

The new filling stations are located in the Khazar district on the 70th kilometer of the Baku-Salyan highway, as well as on the 28th kilometer of the Baku-Guba highway and in the Khatai district.

After the opening of the new filling station, the number of SOCAR’s CNG filling stations has reached to nine. According to the development plan, 12 more CNG stations are planned to be commissioned in the near future, increasing the number of stations to 21.

The retail price for CNG is 0.45 manats (26 cents) per cubic meter, which is approximately equivalent to one liter of gasoline. Compared to RON-92 gasoline, this fuel makes it possible to save 135 manats ($79) per 3,000 meters. For cars running on Ai-95 gasoline, 315 manats ($185) may be saved.