The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has announced next statistic data on Azeri oil export via main export pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) named after Heydar Aliyev.
SOCAR informs that in December of 2010 it was shipped 3.23 million tons of Azeri oil from Turkish port Ceyhan against 2.96 million tons in November, 3.237 million tons in October, 2.975 million tons in September, 3.1 million tons in August, 3.5 million tons in July, 3.28 million tons in June, 3.5 million in May, 3.1 million tons in April, 2.84 million tons in March, 2.5 million tons in February, and by 2.8 million tons in January 2010 and December 2009.
As a result, in December shipping rose by 9.1% versus the previous month. “In 2010 shipping totaled 37.3 million tons,” it was informed. It turned out to be 2.8% more than shipping in 2009. Last year export made up 36.3 million tons, and the last year’s best indicator was registered in May (3.5 million tons). This indicator was repeated in May and July of 2010. From the very beginning of BTC pipe operation from mid-2006 to 1st December 2010 export from Ceyhan totaled 141.9 million tons of Azeri oil.