August 11, 2008

Official Reports Reduction in Gas Supplies to Armenia Through Georgia

Text of report by private Armenian news agency Mediamax

Yerevan, 11August: The volume of natural gas supplies to Armenia through Georgia has fallen, a spokeswoman for [the Armenian-Russian company] ArmRosGazprom, Shushan Sardaryan, told Mediamax today.

"At present, we are trying to clarify the reasons and the exact volume of reduction in gas supplies to Armenia through the gas pipeline, which passes through Georgia", Shushan Sardaryan stated, noting that gas supplies to Armenia had reduced for about 30 per cent.

"At present, the shortage is covered by the reserves of ArmRosGazprom, which, taking into account that it is summer and the consumption is lower, should be enough to normalize the supplies," Shushan Sardaryan stated.

Originally published by Mediamax news agency, Yerevan, in Russian 0808 11 Aug 08.

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