CORRECTED-TABLE-Colombia September oil output down 0.7 pct yr/yr -ministry
(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 bpd. 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 output: 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)
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