Oil Export by Azerbaijan in Jan-Jun Publicized
Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 July / Trend / "From January to June, pipelines and railway exported some 20mln tons of oil from Azerbaijan," Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee reported.
From January to June, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) exported 18mln tons oil. The BP-operated BTC is used to transport the light oil, produced from the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) fields. Only two foreign participants in the project of the ACG development - the US companies ExxonMobil and Devon - do not deliver their oil via BTC. These companies were not the investors in the BTC construction and sell their oil via the Georgian port of Batumi transported there by railway.
From January to June, the oil export via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline comprised 563,000 tons. This route mainly transported SOCAR oil produced from the fields funded by themselves, as well as crude lifted by onshore joint ventures and operating companies with foreign capital.
The committee said that after the completion of repair work the oil pumping via the BP-operated Baku-Supsa pipeline was resumed and in this period oil transportation made up 7.7mln. The oil export via this pipeline was ceased at the end of 2006 and is expected to be resumed in May. The operator is currently involved in resolving technical problems found in this pipeline. Before suspension, the pipeline was pumping light oil from the ACG fields
From January to June, 1.4mln tons of oil was transported by railways. Along with the light oil produced by ExxonMobil and Devon from the ACG, transit oil, transported from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan via Azerbaijan, is also delivered by railway to the Georgian Black Sea ports.