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Gas supplies to South Ossetia postponed because of breakdown2009-01-25 10:31
The resumption of gas transit to South Ossetia through Georgian territory is postponed, RIA Novosti reports alluding to the press service of Georgian oil and gas corporation.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the press service, on Sunday morning an breakdown occurred at Gvelti gas distributing station (Kazbeg district of Georgia, bordering on Russia), repair works is being conducted.
The breakdown lead to delay of gas supplies to Tskhinvali district resumption and gas transit Armenia, the press service representative stated.
According to the press service, the specialists cannot not say the date of gas supplies, but all measures are taken.
Let us remind that on January 24th Irakli Nikolaishvili, the deputy director of Itera Georgia announced that gas will flow to South Ossetia in the morning of January 25th . "The problem with pressure is solved, and tomorrow morning, since about 8 a.m. gas transit will be resumed," Nikolaishvili said.
He stated that Itera Gruzia finished negotiations with Gazprom (Russia) and agreed to supply 6 mln cubic metres of gas to South Ossetia in the period of 6 months.