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BAKU, November 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Azerbaijan’s trunk lines decreased oil transportation by 6.2 percent to 39.1 million tonnes in the first ten months of the year, as compared to the same period of 2010, the country’s Statistics Service said on Friday.
At the same time, gas transit through the country’s trunks lines went up by 3.6 percent in the period under review, and reached 15 billion cubic metres as of November 1, 2011, the service said.
In January-October 2011, gas transportation through the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline reached 3.7 billion cubic metres, or 25 percent of the country’s overall gas transportation, the statistics service said.
In addition, 29.7 million tonnes of oil were pumped through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which made up 76.1 percent of Azerbaijan’s exports of hydrocarbons, including 1.7 million tonnes of Turkmenistan’s oil, transit of which via Azerbaijan was started in July 2010.
Besides, the traffic through Azerbaijan’s trunk lines made up 29.6 percent of the country’s total cargo traffic in January-October 2011, the statistics service said.