TABLE-Colombia August oil output down 3.2 pct yr/yr -ministry

miércoles 10 de septiembre de 2014 12:03 GYT

BOGOTA, Sep 10 (Reuters) - Colombia's crude oil production
averaged 999,000 barrels per day in August, 3.2 percent lower
than in the same month of 2013, but up 3.2 percent compared with
July, the Energy Ministry said on Wednesday.
    Though output was affected by rebel attacks on pipelines and
several system failures, the armed forces are implementing a new
plan to curb bombings, the statement said. The August figure
takes average daily output this year to 983,000 bpd.
    That is still below 2013's average output of 1.007 million
bpd, a cut which has concerned the government which had banked
on higher oil revenues to fund the budget.
    Colombia's natural gas production in August totaled 1.08
billion cubic feet per day, the ministry data showed, down 9.8
percent compared with the same period last year and a 1 percent
increase over July.

The following is a breakdown of Colombia's average daily oil
output:  CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION ('000 of bpd):
                         2014               2013
     AUG                  999              1,033
     JULY                 968              1,023
     JUNE               1,008                978
     MAY                  950              1,013
     APRIL                935              1,011
     MARCH                977              1,013
     FEB                1,002                997 
     JAN                1,014              1,011
                         2013               2012
     DEC                1,007                984
     NOV                1,012                970
     OCT                  986                961
     SEPT                 995                956
SOURCE: Colombia's Energy Ministry

 (Reporting by Bogota newsroom; Editing by Marguerita Choy)