Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2013

Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2013 CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first month of year on February, 20, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export will continue in 2013, too. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in January, 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has recently reported that... Read More

Decline in SOCAR oil production in 2012

Decline in SOCAR oil production in 2012 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan produced 8,241, million tons of oil in 2012. The statement came from sources in SOCAR.  Production made 706,638 tons in January, 660,942 tons in February, 660,900 tons in March, 684,300 tons in April, 700,900 tons in May, 678,500 tons in June, 700,900 tons in July, 701,800 tons , 680,100 tons in September, 705,113 tons in October, 683,200 tons in November, 679,200 tons in... Read More

The National Interest Cites CESD Reports

The National Interest Cites CESD Reports The National Interest, a leading American international affairs magazine, cited CESD’s report, “Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age in Azerbaijan,” in its January 18, 2012 article entitled “Tough Year Looms for Azerbaijan”: “The Center for Economic & Social Development, a think tank in Azerbaijan focused on the country’s sustainable economic development, stated in a November 2011 report that... Read More

Oil output declined by 2,8 million tons

Oil output declined by 2,8 million tons Azerbaijan produced 39,4 million tons in the first ten months of 2012.  Compared to the same period last year, oil production declined by 2,8 million tons, according to CESD calculations Oil output was 3,4 million tons in November, 2012.  According to official forecast, 45,0 million tons oil will be produced in 2012. Azerbaijan’s oil production was 45,4 million tons in 2011 which was  5,434 million... Read More

SOCAR Oil Output Dropped by 2 %

SOCAR Oil Output Dropped by 2 % The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan produced 6,9 million tons of oil in January-October, 2012. The statement came from CESD sources at SOCAR. Oil output was 706,6 tons in January, 660,9 tons in February, 660,9 tons in March, 684,3 tons in April, 700,9 tons in May, 678,5 tons in June, 700,9 tons in July, 701,8 tons in August, 680,1 tons in September, 705,1 tons in October. SOCAR oil output has dropped by 2% over the... Read More

BP prepares plan for oil production from ACG for 2013

BP prepares plan for oil production from ACG for 2013 In continuation of discussions with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, BP completed the detailed review of productiveness of the ACG block of fields in Caspian Azeri sector.  The statement is contained in the press release of the BP company. “The aim of the review is the analysis of the plan of production supply for 2013 and revealing the ability to react to technical problems”, the message... Read More

Economists speak about “BP issue”

Economists speak about “BP issue” After the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan criticized BP, some stakeholders have called for suing the company. For example, the Member of Parliament Vahid Ahmadov said that as a result of BP’s failure to perform adequately Azerbaijan lost $8.1 billon of dollars. Thus, the government had to react on time.” The MP also noted that this violation had to be prevented: “$ 8.1 billion should be turned to... Read More

Will Oil Output be increased next year?

Will Oil Output be increased next year? Currently action program for 2013 on the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) is being revised.  The statement came from President of SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev. According to him, oil production in 2013 will be higher than in 2012. He also said a new long-term program until 2020 would be prepared in order to provide for long-term stable production in the volume of 35 million tons of oil annually at the ACG. According to... Read More

Refusing cooperation with BP meets neither economic nor other interests of Azerbaijan

Refusing cooperation with BP meets neither economic nor other interests of Azerbaijan “BP is the largest investor in Azerbaijan. It took an active part in the implementation of various development projects in the country. The largest share of the UK’s foreign investment in Azerbaijan is belong to BP”-said expert economist Vuqar Bayramov in answer to FaktXeber.com’s question:“Could BP refuse to continue working in Azerbaijan?” Mr. Bayramov... Read More

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic The IMF’s more upbeat prognosis of 2012 economic growth was met with skepticism as CESD economists said the fall in oil industry would continue to hamper the country’s growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased much the forecast of economic growth rate on Azerbaijan stated in its specified World Economic Outlook (WEO), published on October, 09, 2012. The IMF expects that this year Azerbaijan’s... Read More

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