Azerbaijan halves gas export processing in May
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. This May Azerbaijan lowered gas export (customs processing) by 1.85 times versus April 2012 and its share in the overall export reached 2.37% against 2.61% in 2011.
The State Customs Committee (SCC) informs that according to control-measuring devices for Jan-May 2012 country’s gas export totaled 3.03 bn cu m, including 378.9 million cu m in May, 476.2 million cu m in April, 745.68 million cu m in March, 682.283 million cu m in February and 747.2 million cu m in January.
According to cargo customs entries, it was registered 1.146 bn cu m of gas for $254.725 million, including 163.036 million for $34.3 million in May, 302.3 million cu m for $57.892 in April, 224.531 million cu m for $50.238 million in March, 262.2 million cu m for $61.995 million in February and 194.028 million for $50.286 million in January. Average export price for 2012 still reaches $222.24 per 1,000 cu m for 2012, including $210.45 in May, $191.47 in April, $223.75 in March, $236.43 in February and $259.17 in January.
Last year country’s gas export totaled 7.09 bn cu m (921.6 million cu m in March – the best index of 2011) and it was registered 2.885 bn cu m of gas for $574.55 million. Average export price reached $267.4 per 1,000 cu m.
In 2010, record gas export totaled 1.792 bn cu m for $288.545 million. The record export volume of 307.97 million cu m for $54.765 million was registered in April.
In 2010 average export price made $60.94 per 1,000 cu m. In 2009 gas export totaled 671.7 million cu m for $125.3 million, at the average price of $186.57 per 1,000 cu m. In 2008, the country exported 369.788 million cu m of natural gas for $73.87 million at the price of $199.77 per 1,000 cu m versus $197.67 per 1,000 cu m in 2007.
The statistics takes into account only country’s own export not reporting details of gas export by international contractors from Shah Deniz field.
Azerbaijan has been net exporter of gas since 2007 and, first of all, due to Shah Deniz field.
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