Benefiting from the market potential of post-Soviet countries, after opening an office in Georgia, SOCAR opened a representative office in Ukraine in 2008. The aim is to promote the wholesale and retail sale of oil and gas products, as well as crude oil in the country. In 2010, the company entered the country’s wholesale market and launched the supply of local enterprises in various sectors with oil and gas products. The company operates in the country together with SOCAR Ukraine Trading House, which imports gas to Ukraine.
In 2011, 7 petrol stations were opened under the SOCAR brand in Mykolayiv and Odessa regions of Ukraine, laying the foundation for retail business in the market. In 2012, SOCAR Energy Ukraine (SOCAR Ukraine) established SOCAR Trans to transport oil and gas products. The company is also a major Ukrainian gas importer. In 2017, the company entered the country’s wholesale natural gas market, where it soon became the country’s leader gas importer, carrying inwards more than 1bn m3 of gas in 2017 and 2018 alone and selling it to different enterprises.
In October 2014, only three years after its opening, SOCAR Ukraine was operating 40 petrol stations in the country. By the beginning of 2021, this figure had risen to 58 petrol stations, including 13 in Kyiv.
The petrol station network offers Nano diesel, 95 and 98-octane petrol in accordance with European standards. The peculiarity of the fuel offered by SOCAR Ukraine’s petrol stations is that it simplifies the operation of the engine, protects the fuel system from corrosion, allows it to cover longer distances and reduce emissions. At petrol stations, customers can use a 24/7 business corner with free internet, chargers for mobile phones and printers, view airlines and rail schedules, taste delicious food and drinks from Buta café and buy products from best international brands in Buta Market. Petrol stations are where drivers can pay with SOCAR Pay cards and gain bonuses with SOCAR Level loyalty card via the app without leaving the car.
SOCAR Ukraine is one of the leading companies in the oil and gas products wholesale business in the country. The company is able to deliver the desired number of products to both small and large enterprises anywhere in Ukraine, the largest country in Europe. Thus, after the order is approved, depending on the delivery address, the fuel is loaded on trucks, rail cars or tankers (from Odessa) from oil depots in Odessa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Vinnytsa and delivered to the customer as soon as possible.
Since SOCAR Ukraine has proved itself a reliable company, it has won many large tenders in the country.
SOCAR, through the company SOCAR Ukraine, continuously contributes to sustainable development in Ukraine, provides assistance to boarding schools and supports the education of orphaned children. In addition, it organises assistance and gifts for children suffering from cancer in the city of Lviv. The promotion of Azerbaijani culture is also in the focus of our company in Ukraine. The parks were built in Kyiv and Irpen on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev and prominent ophthalmologist Zarifa Aliyeva. In order to develop the Azerbaijani language in Ukraine, the Heydar Aliyev Centre for the Study of the Azerbaijani Language was opened at the National Linguistics University of Kyiv. The fountain and square in front of the Opera House in the centre of Lviv, which is protected by UNESCO, was reconstructed.
A short promo video about SOCAR Ukraine: