Turkey's Petkim in talks with Azerbaijan's Socar on steam plant

ISTANBUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkish petrochemicals maker Petkim has begun talks with the state oil company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) about construction of a coal-powered steam generation plant, Petkim said in a statement on Friday.

The statement, made to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, said the talks aimed to provide steam supply security and reduce production costs for Petkim.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay; editing by James Jukwey)

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