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Baku, Azerbaijan <br />
December 13, 2006<br />
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An off-shore oil rig run by SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan. It is, as most Azeri rigs are; old, out of date and rusted from top to bottom. It produces a small amount of oil for domestic market. <br />
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Since British Petroleum has come on line with its' rigs in Azerbaijan there is now more funding for repairs on these old rigs and the worker's pay has slightly increased.