U.S reduces oil import from Azerbaijan

Business Materials 30 September 2014 13:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 30

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend

The U.S. imported 4.2 million barrels of oil in January - July 2014 from Azerbaijan compared to 6.22 million barrels in January - July 2013, according to the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) statement.

In July the U.S. imported 2.09 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan, which is similar with July 2013.

In 2013 the U.S. imported 10.41 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan, compared to 8.83 million in 2012.

The main export route for Azerbaijani oil transportation is the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. Oil is supplied to the Turkish port of Ceyhan via this pipeline.

Azerbaijan's Azeri Light is also exported from Georgia's port of Supsa. It is supplied there via the Baku-Supsa pipeline.

Oil is also exported from Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi. It is transported there by rail from Baku and from the Novorossiysk port via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline.