Azerbaijan to accelerate exploration in oil and gas fields in 2009-2013
Reconstruction and upgrading of oil and gas, transport and refining infrastructure is one of the priorities of
Azerbaijan's State Program on Socio-Economic Development of Regions in 2009-2013, the program said.
The program calls for accelerating geological exploration in new oil and gas fields and preparing fields for operation. New settlements are expected to be supplied with gas in 2009-2013. The program plans to boost entrepreneurship in energy sphere.
The use of alternative and renewable energy sources will be promoted to ensure country's energy security. New
facilities will be launched to meet increasing demand for energy.
The program also envisages continuing construction of new power stations, upgrading energy transmission lines and substations.
Scientific-research, design and survey work will be implemented to identify directions of potential of alternative
and renewable energy sources under the program. The measures will be taken by the Industry and Energy Ministry.
The Energy Ministry will take measures to provide for a rational use of alternative energy sources under an action plan.