U.S. reduces oil imports from Kazakhstan in January-November 2010
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb.3 / Trend A. Marat /
In January-November 2010, the U.S. imported more than 6.06 million barrels of oil from Kazakhstan compared to about 6.11 million barrels in January-November 2009, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said today.
In November last year the U.S. imported about 653,000 barrels of Kazakh oil compared to more than 724,000 barrels in November 2009.
In 2009 the U.S. imported 6.11 million barrels of oil from Kazakhstan compared to over 1.23 million barrels in 2008. In 2007, the U.S. imported more than 3.35 million barrels of oil from Kazakhstan. In 2006 the figure hit 1.57 million barrels.
The Caspian Pipeline Consortium pipeline is the main export route via which the Kazakh oil is transported to world markets.
Oil is also exported from the Georgian Black Sea Port of Batumi, where it is delivered by railroad from Baku, and from the Novorossiysk Port.