SOCAR oil export exceeds 14.996 million tons in 2012
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The SOCAR Marketing & Economic Operations Department has announced that Azeri oil export in July totaled 126.67% of its volume in June 2012.
The Department reports that this July it was exported 2.36 million tons of oil, including 159,544 tons via Baku-Novorossiysk, 315,319 tons via Baku-Supsa and 1.886 million via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) n.a. Heydar Aliyev oil pipelines. In January oil export was 2.3 million tons – this year’s still the best indicator.
“Over Jan-Jul 2012 it was exported 14.996 million tons of oil, including 1.144 million tons via Baku-Novorossiysk, 1.6 million tons via Baku-Supsa and 12.238 million tons via BTC,” it was reported.
In 2011, export reached 27.609 million tons, including 2.57 million tons in June (past year’s month peak). Last year oil transportation via pipeline Baku-Novorossiysk totaled 1.988 million tons, Baku-Novorossiysk 2.65 million tons, and BTC 22.969 million tons.
For Jan-Jul 2012 oil was not exported via Baku-Batumi railway, as well as in 2009-2011.
SOCAR says that the MEOD exports both its own oil and oil falling on the share of the government within PSA contracts.
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