Georgia sets up receiving Iranian gas via Azerbaijan
Georgia started on 29 January admission of Iranian gas via the territory of Azerbaijan in the volume of approximately 93,000 cu m of gas an hour (over 2.2 million cu m a day), Azerigas closed joint stock company. Moreover, Georgia continues receiving Azerbaijani gas in the volume of 2 million cu m a day.
Trilateral talks between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran on the terms of Iranian gas delivery to Georgia is to start in Baku on Monday, the JSC announced. During the talks it is planned to discuss tariffs and delivery volumes, as well as variants of payment and mutual settlements between the sides, Azerigas said.
The officials of the Ministry of Industry and Energy said that Georgia offers to receive Azerbaijani gas, which is delivered to Iran for supply of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic currently kept in blockade. Starting from late 2005 Azerbaijan has been delivering gas to Iran for further exchange to Iranian gas supply to NAR. Georgia intends to receive gas under trilateral agreement. Besides, there is opportunity for reverse of gas pipeline in the border for gas delivery from Iran to Azerbaijan and onwards to Georgia. So far, the Azerbaijani gas transportation lines are capable of delivering to Georgia around 2 million cu m of gas a day.
According to Russian company Gasprom, the rehabilitation and repair work in the North Caucasus gas main is complete. The results of the incident were fully removed. The results of the incident were removed through the help of Kavkaztransgas Ltd, a daughter company of Gasprom. On 22 January a blast in the 133rd km of the North Caucasus - South Caucasus wrecked the pipe with the diameters of 1220mm. the investigation clarified that, the incident was a result of act of sabotage. The removal of the results of the incident was considerably complicated with the admission of a remainder condensate in the pipeline, which caused depressurization in the place of fire work.
The North Caucasus South Caucasus pipeline was put into exploitation in 1988. The length of the Russian section of the gas pipeline is 137km, while the actual discharge capacity is 16 million cu m a day.