June 14, 2018 / 4:00 PM / 9 months ago

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Azerbaijan's Jan-May oil exports via Turkey pipeline rise 0.4 pct yr/yr

(Corrects June 14 story to show shipments rose 0.4 percent, not 23.5 percent, to 13.743 million tonnes, not 16.899 million tonnes. The State Statistics Committee on Friday corrected the figures that it issued the previous day.)

BAKU, June 14 (Reuters) - Azeri oil exports through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline via Georgia and Turkey rose by 0.4 percent to 13.743 million tonnes in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2017, the State Statistics Committee said.

The BTC pipeline is used to export oil from the Azeri, Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) oilfields operated by BP.

Export volumes through BTC declined to 27.5 million tonnes in 2017 from 28.8 million tonnes in 2016.

Azerbaijan also exports oil via Russia, through the Baku-Novorossiisk pipeline and via Georgia by rail and through the Baku-Supsa pipeline.

Oil from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Russia is also exported through the BTC pipeline. (Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle and Dale Hudson)

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