bp’s contribution to ‘The Heydar Aliyev Year’
Baku, September 26, AZERTAC
"Oil has been Azerbaijan’s greatest wealth, it belongs to its people, and not only to its present, but also future generations".
bp as Azerbaijan’s long-term and reliable partner today proudly presented a set of four books in commemoration of ‘The Year of Heydar Aliyev’ which marks the 100th birthday of Azerbaijan’s national leader.
The books depict the incredibly rich history of Azerbaijan’s new independent oil strategy and as such represent a valuable source of historical facts and data about Azerbaijan’s rebirth as an important global energy hub.
The publication covers the four pillars of Azerbaijan’s energy saga – the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field, the Shah Deniz gas field, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil export pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC).
Addressing the presentation event held in Baku today, Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp’s vice president for the Caspian region, communications and external affairs, said: ”ACG, Shah Deniz, BTC and the South Caucasus Pipeline are Azerbaijan’s world class national assets. The entire history of these assets started with national leader Heydar Aliyev’s farsighted vision and the strategy which he so wisely set up for his nation’s future. In fact, it was his visionary leadership that shaped Azerbaijan's modern history and its new oil era. Through publishing these books, we would like to contribute to ‘The Year of Heydar Aliyev’ honouring his 100th birthday and paying tribute to his exceptional role in the development of Azerbaijan and the entire region.”
“The books we have presented today are an outcome of a year-long extensive research work and live conversations with those who have been part of the history in the making. We are proud to be able to make this contribution to honour Heydar Aliyev’s role in this tremendous history.”
The author of the publication is Ilham Shaban – a well-known expert on energy issues, journalist, head of the Oil Research Centre and, most importantly, a proud witness who has exceptional personal knowledge of the entire new energy era of Azerbaijan.
The books have been printed by TEAS Press.
The total cost of the project including the research work and publication of the books is 154,157 AZN ($90,681).