Tbilisi, Georgia, May 17
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The North-South Gas Pipeline, which transports Russian gas to Armenia via Georgia, has been damaged following a rockfall in Georgia's Dariali Gorge.
Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) told Trend that the North-South Gas Pipeline, which has a 1200-mm thickness, suffered damage in the natural disaster.
As a result, the Russian gas transit to Armenia was suspended.
Russia and Armenia have been notified about the damage.
A group of experts have arrived at the accident site. However a part of a road near the gas pipeline was also damaged and this hinders the works on restoration of the pipeline's operation.
The local residents claim that the pipeline has been completely destroyed.