SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Georgia has ranked first as the Georgia`s largest tax payer with 162,000,000 lari (1 US dollar=1.70 lari) paid in 2009.
SOCAR Georgia representative Faig Guliyev said the company has taken the first place for the third time in a row.
According to him, SOCAR is expanding its presence in Georgia in accordance with President Ilham Aliyev`s instructions. The company pumped $400,000,000 into the country`s economy.
SOCAR currently has 29 filling stations here with 25 new ones to be built this year.