OREANDA-NEWS. October 7, 2008. For Jan-Sept 2008 State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported only 17.42 million tons of oil via various routes, while in September export totaled 3.856 million tons.

The SOCAR Department of Marketing & Economic Operations (DMEO) informs that for the last nine months the Company exported 16.068 million tons via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, 947,647 tons via Baku-Novorossiysk (northern route) pipeline, 326,030 tons via Baku-Batumi railway, 79,954 tons via Baku-Supsa oil pipeline (in September alone as export via the Baku-Supsa route for Jan-Aug period 2008 was not conducted because of its repairs).

In September it was exported 3.613 million tons via BTC, 82,832 tons via Baku-Novorossiysk, 80,278 tons via Baku-Batumi, 79,954 tons via Baku-Supsa routes.

For comparison: in 2007 BTC pipe exported 6.534 million tons of SOCAR oil and 21.75 million tons of AIOC (Azerbaijan International Operating Company) oil, Baku-Novorossiysk pipe 1.228 million tons of SOCAR oil and 999,983 tons of AIOC oil, Baku-Batumi route 221,258 of SOCAR oil and 4.4 million of AIOC oil. Only AIOC oil (49,174 tons) was exported via Baku-Supsa pipe last year.