Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s 2016 Budget: The deficit is higher than the fund’s income

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s 2016 Budget: The deficit is higher than the fund’s income The budget of the State Oil Fund (SOFAZ) for 2016 was amended on March 2016. According to the new amendment the SOFAZ budget deficit will exceed its revenues for the year. Under the new document, Fund’s revenues were reduced from 6.712 billion manat ($ 4.221 billion US) to 4.578 billion manat ($ 2.954 billion US), while expenditures increased from 8.18 billion manat... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s Confirmed 2015 Budget: Big Decline

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s Confirmed 2015 Budget: Big Decline The assets of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for 2015 decreased by 9.5% and as of 1 January 2016 reached $33.57 billion against $37.1 billion by 1 January 2015. The SOFAZ press release says that budget revenues for 2015 amounted to AZN 7.7 billion and expenditures AZN 9.187 billion. Download Full Article Here  Read More

SOFAZ lost $ 1.3 billion US due to revaluation of foreign exchange

SOFAZ lost $ 1.3 billion US due to revaluation of foreign exchange State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s (SOFAZ) revenue was 4 054. 0 million. manats ($ 3860.9 million US), while budget expenditures constituted 4 042.1 million manats ($ 3849.6 million US) in the first half of 2015. Revenue of 3 812.1 mln. manats was received from the implementation of oil and gas agreements, including 3 802.1 mln. manats from the sale of profit oil and... Read More

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian

SOFAZ Speaks in Russian CESD:  Purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares is a political message State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan bought additional share emission of VTB Bank, Russia. The volume of the issue is RR 102.5 billion (quantity – 2.5 trillions, face value – RR 0.041). The emission has already been registered by Russian Bank. CESD argues that purchasing of “VTB Bank” s shares should be considered as a political decision, “it... Read More

SOCAR Incurs Huge Debt, Raises Questions

SOCAR Incurs Huge Debt, Raises Questions CESD experts question the decision of SOCAR to incur long-term debt by issuing Eurobonds Azeri state energy firm SOCAR plans to issue Eurobonds worth $1 billion for refinancing its existing debt and funding its upstream and downstream operations, a SOCAR official and Moody’s said on March 02, 2013. SOCAR President said the company carried out the first issue of Eurobonds in the amount of $500m in February... Read More

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan has addressed the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in order to get initial agreement for closing deal on purchase of 100% shares of Tverskaya 16 OJC, in Moscow. Authorized capital of the OJSC makes 159.8 mln rubles (AZN 4 mln) and its only share is Aktyor gallery, located on Tverskaya 16, Moscow. Brokers estimate the building at $100-105 mln. According to information, currently,... Read More

$ 1 billion oil money for each month

$ 1 billion oil money for each month CESD: “SOFAZ is not adequately meeting its central objectives” Budget revenues of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for the period of January-September, 2012 reached 10,1 billion mantas ($ 12, 9 billion US) , while budget expenditures constituted 7,5 billion Mantas  ($ 9,7 billion US.) Since $ 9,7 billion US spent in the last 9 months of 2012, it means that more than $ 1 billion US... Read More

EITI action plan for 2013 confirmed

EITI action plan for 2013 confirmed The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan has held a session of a multilateral group on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. According to sources in the fund, the action plan for 2013 was adopted after discussions. The session participants also discussed arrangement of an international conference on EITI in Baku over the ten years of Azerbaijan’s membership in the initiative, preparation for the national... Read More