Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will maximally increase the gas supply to Georgia up to seven million cubic meters (mcm) per day, Mahir Mammadov, the head of SOCAR Energy Georgia, told the Georgian Rustavi 2 TV channel, Sputnik-Georgia reported.
Following a meeting with the head of SOCAR in Tbilisi, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze said that daily consumption of gas in Georgia exceeded 11 mcm per day. At present, SOCAR supplies six mcm per day and it is impossible to get more via the existing pipeline.
"We discussed the gas supply in winter and the technical means to cover the shortage of gas as gas consumption is rather increasing in winter," Mammadov said. "We will maximally increase the supply of gas up to seven million a day."
"The company is looking for the ways to increase the volume of gas supplied to Georgia," he said.