U.S. downs oil import from Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 29 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
In January-May, the U.S. imported over 6.186 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan compared to more than 7.7 million barrels in January-May 2010, the report of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.
In May, the U.S. imported more than 1.139 million barrels of Azerbaijani oil compared to almost than over 2.89 million barrels in May last year.
In 2010 the U.S. imported 20.22 million barrels of oil.
In 2009, the U.S. imported 27.52 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.