TABLE-Colombia March oil output rises 4.3 pct to 1.02 mln bpd

martes 7 de abril de 2015 17:27 GYT
 

BOGOTA, April 7 (Reuters) - Colombia produced an average
1.021 million barrels of crude per day (bpd) in March, down a
fraction from February, but up 4.3 percent from the same month a
year earlier, the Mines and Energy Ministry said on Tuesday.
    Colombia's association of private-sector oil producers
expects output to rise slightly this year over 2014's average
988,100 bpd, despite a sharp drop in crude oil prices.
    Natural gas production in March decreased 7 percent from the
same month last year to an average 1.049 billion cubic feet per
day, the ministry said.
    State-run Ecopetrol produces more than half of
Colombia's oil, while Toronto-listed Pacific Rubiales 
is the biggest private player.
    The following is a breakdown of Colombia's average daily oil
output; some of the 2014 figures have been modified slightly by
the National Hydrocarbons Agency:

CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION ('000 of bpd):
                        2015               2014
       MARCH           1,021                979
       FEB             1,027              1,004
       JAN             1,035              1,014
 
                        2014               2013
       DEC             1,007              1,008
       NOV             1,002              1,014
       OCT             1,004                986
       SEPT              996              1,000
       AUG             1,002              1,033
       JULY              971              1,023
       JUNE            1,011                978
       MAY               952              1,019
       APRIL             938              1,011
       MARCH             979              1,013
 SOURCE: Colombia's Energy Ministry

 (Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Gunna Dickson)