TABLE-Colombia October oil output above 1 million bpd -ministry

jueves 6 de noviembre de 2014 12:36 GYT

BOGOTA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Colombia's crude oil production
averaged 1,002,000 barrels per day in October, the Energy
Ministry said on Thursday, 1.6 percent more than in the same
month of 2013 and surpassing the 1 million barrel-per-day mark
for the first time since June.
    The higher output in October, up 0.9 percent from September,
helped nudge up average daily oil production so far this year to
987,000 barrels per day, a figure still below last year's 1.007
million barrels average.
    Despite billions of dollars of foreign investment, the
Andean nation's oil sector has been dogged in the last few years
by delays in issuing environmental licenses needed to drill and
pump crude, attacks by Marxist rebels, and increasing community
resistance to extractive industries.
    The dip in output so far this year versus last and a sharp
slide in international crude oil prices have led to a 12.5
trillion peso ($6 billion) shortfall in Colombia's public
finances for 2015.
    Colombia's natural gas production in October totaled 1.112
billion cubic feet per day, the ministry data showed, up 0.28  
percent from September. Average daily gas production so far this
year was at the same level of 1.112 billion cubic feet.

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

 CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION ('000 of bpd):                            
                          2014               2013
      OCT                1,002                986
      SEPT                 993              1,000
      AUG                  999              1,033
      JULY                 968              1,023
      JUNE               1,008                978
      MAY                  950              1,019
      APRIL                935              1,011
      MARCH                977              1,013
      FEB                1,002                997
      JAN                1,014              1,015
                          2013               2012
      DEC                1,008                984
      NOV                1,014                970
      OCT                  986                961
 SOURCE: Colombia's Energy Ministry

($1 = 2088.0000 Colombian Pesos)

 (Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Leslie Adler)