Azeri, Turkish experts assemble in Tbilisi Georgian Energy Minister

Business Materials 12 June 2006 11:52 (UTC +04:00)

Experts of Azerbaijan and Turkey will assemble in Tbilisi on 12-14 June to discuss possible increase of Georgians quotes on the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline at the expense of Turkey, Trend special correspondent reports from Turkey citing Nika Gilauri, the Georgian Energy Minister as sting to briefing

We are holding talks with Turkey and I can note the progress achieved in this respect, he said.

According Gilauri, the final figures will be known upon the completion of the meeting of experts

In accordance with the existing a agreements, Georgia can receive 800 million cu m of natural gas via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipeline at privileged terms. However, Georgia finds this amount as insufficient and is eager to increase its share to 1.5-2 million cu m a year.