CORRECTED-TABLE-Colombia September oil output down 0.7 pct yr/yr -ministry

viernes 10 de octubre de 2014 12:35 GYT

(Corrects year-on-year percentage change in headline and first
paragaph to 0.7 percent from 0.2 due to revision of September
2013 figure. Changes September 2013 figure in the table)
    BOGOTA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Colombia's crude oil production
averaged 993,000 barrels per day in September, 0.7 percent lower
than in the same month of 2013 and down 0.6 percent from August,
the Energy Ministry said on Friday.
    Though output in September was affected by technical
problems and rebel attacks on pipelines, a new set of wells
began operation during the month, the statement said. The
September figure takes average daily output this year to 982,700
    That remains below 2013's average output of 1.007 million
bpd. The decrease has concerned the government, which is pushing
tax reforms aimed at making up for lost oil revenue.
    Colombia's natural gas production in September totaled 1.1
billion cubic feet per day, the ministry data showed, down 5.7 
percent from the same period last year, but a 3.3 percent
increase over August.

The following is a breakdown of Colombia's average daily oil

 CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION ('000 of bpd):                            
                           2014              2013
      SEPT                 993              1,000
      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
 SOURCE: Colombia's Energy Ministry

 (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Peter Galloway)