Nikalos Gilauri, Georgia's Energy Minister, has told during a special briefing being held in Tbilisi today that Consortium Shahdaniz has launched supplying Georgia with gas being produced from Azerbaijani offshore gas condensate field, Shahdaniz, Trend Correspondent to Tbilisi reports.
Yesterday, we received the information from BP that the technical shortcomings had been eliminated on the field, and today, starting from 11.00 a. m., we have begun receiving the Azerbaijani gas from the field, he said.
The Georgian Minister said that Georgia received 1 mln. cubic meters of gas per day.
According to him, Georgia still receives the gas from Shahdaniz Field at the price of $62 per 1.000 cubic meters. The country is expected to receive 250 mln. cubic meters at the above-mentioned price.
During the Georgian вЂ"Turkish-Azerbaijani trilateral negotiations, Georgia could achieve obtaining 1.1 bln. cubic meters of gas at the price of $120 per 1.000 cubic meters from the Turkish quota.
The Georgian Minister also stressed that simultaneously with the gas supplies from Shahdaniz, Georgia was receiving Azerbaijani gas via the old gas pipeline вЂ" Gardabani-Garadagh.
Georgia receives some 3 mln. cubic meters of gas at the price of $120 per 1.000 cubic meters via this route. At present, Georgia have three alternative gas sources: the gas being produced from В"Shahdaniz Field, the gas supplied by SOCAR, and the gas supplied by Russia's gas giant Gazprom, which sells its gas to Georgia at the price of $235 per 1.000 cubic meters.