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Georgia resumes gas supplies to Armenia2009-07-09 13:35
Russian gas transit to Armenia through Georgian territory interrupted on July 8 was resumed this morning.gt-en-newsitem-inside
It was stated by Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation LLC.
Gas supplies were suspended because of repair works at a gas measuring station (GMS) in Georgia.
According to the Georgian company's representatives gas transport specialists and their Armenian colleagues promptly carried out all technical works at the station for the gas transit to be resumed, Interfax reports.
Last time gas supplies to Armenia from Georgia were halted 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 Abovyan underground gas storage station reserves.
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%).