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SOCAR approves updated 2024 budget amid strong 2023 performance

25 May 2024 [14:07] - TODAY.AZ
By Ulviyya Shahin

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has secured approval for its updated budget for 2024. This significant development was announced by Azernews, which cited a statement from SOCAR. The approval came during a recent meeting of SOCAR's Supervisory Board, chaired by Mikayil Jabbarov.

The meeting commenced with a detailed presentation on SOCAR's performance for 2023. This included a comprehensive review of the company's audited financial report for the previous year. The financial results reflected SOCAR's robust operational performance and strategic management in navigating the complex global energy market.

The updated budget for 2024 emphasizes several strategic areas. Key among these is the continuation of SOCAR’s investment in technological advancements and infrastructure enhancements. The budget allocation also underscores a commitment to maintaining financial discipline while pursuing growth opportunities both domestically and internationally.

A significant portion of the discussions centered on SOCAR's participation in foreign investment projects. These projects are critical for SOCAR's strategy to expand its global footprint and diversify its investment portfolio. The Supervisory Board deliberated on the potential risks and rewards associated with these investments, aiming to bolster SOCAR's presence in key international markets.

SOCAR’s strategic outlook for 2024 aligns with Azerbaijan's broader economic goals. The company’s initiatives are expected to contribute significantly to the national economy, supporting the country’s ambitions to enhance its energy sector's efficiency and sustainability. SOCAR's role in international markets also positions it as a key player in global energy dynamics.

the Supervisory Board's approval of SOCAR's updated budget for 2024 marks a critical step in the company’s forward planning. The discussions and decisions made during the meeting reflect a proactive approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities in the energy sector. With a solid performance in 2023 and a strategic plan for 2024, SOCAR is well-positioned to continue its trajectory of growth and international expansion.


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