APA Azeri Press Agency

Gulf of Mexico oil spill negatively impacted on BP’s extraction works in Azerbaijan

[ 18 January 2013 11:35 ]

Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. Reduction of oil extraction in Azerbaijan is not connected with reduction of oil reserves of the country, chairman of State Statistical Committee Arif Valiyev said, APA-Economics reports.


To him, oil extraction reduced in the country within the past 2 years. Thus, compared to 2011, in 2012 oil extraction dropped 5.3% to 43 mln tonnes.


‘Reduction of oil extraction is not related to reduction of oil reserves in the country. As you know, as a result of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, large amount of oil was discharged into waters. After this incident, BP-Azerbaijan was tasked to be careful during oil extraction’.