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U.S. decreases oil import from Azerbaijan

Oil&Gas Materials 29 January 2011 11:12

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.29 / Trend E.Ismayilov /

In January-November of 2010, the U.S. imported over 19.6 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan compared to about 23 million barrels in January-November of 2009, the report of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said

In November 2010, the U.S. imported about 1.5 million barrels of Azerbaijani oil compared to more than over 2.2 million barrels in November 2009.

In 2009, the U.S. imported 27.5 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan compared to more than 26.8 million barrels in 2008. In 2007, the United States imported more than 20.6 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan. In 2006 this figure was 9.7 million barrels of oil.

The main export route, through which Azerbaijani oil is transported, is the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which delivers oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

Azeri Light crude oil is also exported from the Georgian port of Supsa, delivered via the Baku-Supsa pipeline.

Oil is also exported from the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi, where it is transported by railway from Baku, and from the port of Novorossiysk, delivered via Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline.

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