U.S. significantly decreased oil imports from Azerbaijan in 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 Feb. / Trend E.Ismayilov /
In 2012, the United States imported 8.83 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan compared to 13.05 million barrels in January-August 2011, the U.S. State Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported.
The U.S. imported about 1.05 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan in December 2012, which is practically the same figure as in January 2011.
The U.S. imported 13.05 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan in 2011 compared to about 20.22 million barrels in 2010.
In 2009, the U.S. imported 27.52 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan. The U.S. imported more than 26.8 million barrels of oil from Azerbaijan in 2008, and more than 20.6 million barrels of oil in 2007. The figure was 9.7 million barrels of oil in 2006.
The Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan oil pipeline is the main export route. It delivers oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan. Azerbaijani oil is transported via this route.
Azeri Light oil is exported from the Georgian port of Supsa. It is delivered via the Baku - Supsa pipeline.
Oil is also exported from the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi. It is delivered by railway from Baku and from the port of Novorossiysk. It is delivered via the Baku - Novorossiysk pipeline.