BAKU, February 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Azerbaijan decreased oil transportation by 2.4 percent through its main oil pipelines in the first month of the year, as compared to the same period of 2011, the National Statistics Service said on Friday.
According to the statistics, the republic raised the natural gas transit through trunk gas pipelines by 20.6 percent in January 2012.
“In all, the country’s oil transit reached four million tonnes and gas transit made up 2.1 billion cubic metres in the first month of the year,” the service wrote in its report.
Proceeding from the document, Azerbaijan supplied 434.7 million cubic metres of gas through the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline, or a fifth part of the republic’s whole export over the month under review.
Besides, the republic transported 3.1 million tonnes of oil through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, including 318,200 tonnes of the Turkmenistan-produced oil as compared to 225,100 tonnes in January 2011, the statistics said.
In the January total amount of Azerbaijan’s cargo traffic, 33.6 percent accounted for the transit of petroleum products through the main pipelines.