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Georgia suspends gas supplies to Armenia

2009-07-07 16:32

From July 8 to July 10 Russian gas supplies to Armenia by transit via Georgia will be temporarily stopped because of repairs at the Georgian gas measuring station (GMS).


It was stated by the ArmRosgazprom press service, RIA Novosti reports. 

"Georgian gas transport company informed us of suspension of gas supplies to Armenia because of rehabilitation works at Red Bridge gas measuring station on July 8-10", - a spokesman reported.

The last time gas supplies to Armenia from Georgia were temporarily interrupted on June 16-21 2009 as Georgian gas transport company was connecting a new section of Kazakh-Saguramo main gas pipeline, 1 thousand mm in diameter, 3.6 km long.

At that time gas distribution went on without limitation with the use of reserves at Abovyan underground gas storage station.

ArmRosgazprom CJSC has a monopoly right to supply and distribute Russian natural gas on Armenia's internal market. Gas is carried to Armenia by transit via Georgia.

The company was established in 1997, its shareholders are Gazprom OJSC (80% of stock) and the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia (20%).


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