Azeri Oil Exports via BP-Led Pipeline Fall in Dec. Y/y: Socar

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan link, known as BTC, carried 2.4mt of Azeri oil in Dec., down from 2.53m yr earlier, State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan, or Socar, says on its website. * Jan.-Dec. exports rise to 29.7mt from 29.67m y/y: Socar * NOTE: Link to data on Socar website * NOTE: BTC partners include BP, Socar, Chevron, Statoil, TPAO * NOTE: Azerbaijan, largest oil producer in former Soviet Union after Russia and Kazakhstan, pumped 43.5mt of oil in 2013, up from 43mt yr earlier, Socar President Rovnaq Abdullayev said Dec. 28; natgas output 29.5bcm vs 26.9bcm

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