August 14, 2008

Russian Gas Supplies to Armenia Via Georgia Fully Resumed

YEREVAN. Aug 13 (Interfax) - Supplies of Russian natural gas to Armenia have been fully resumed, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian told journalists on Wednesday.

Armenia is currently receiving 4.7 million cubic meters of gas per day, or the same amount as usual, he said.

ArmRosGazprom CEO Shushan Sardarian said yesterday that Russian natural gas exports to Armenia have decreased by 30% as of August 7.

She said that gas deliveries to Armenia had decreased owing to the actions of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, which without notice had commenced test operations on its section of a 700 mm trunk gas pipeline. As a result, gas pressure in the system fell.

Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, for its part, has denied the report.

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