Azerbaijan supplies 90 percent of consumed gas to Georgia

Oil&Gas Materials 12 December 2011 18:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 12 / Trend E. Kosolapova /

According to the forecasted data in 2011, Azerbaijan will supply about 90 percent of gas to Georgia of the country's total consumption, the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation told Trend.

According to the preliminary estimates, Azerbaijan will deliver about 1.6 billion cubic meters to Georgia in 2011.

According to the forecasted data, SOCAR will deliver about 36 percent of gas of total consumption in Georgia in 2011.

According to the forecasts, SOCAR must provide Georgia with about 700 million cubic meters of gas in 2011.
Georgia intends to increase purchase of Azerbaijani gas by 30 percent from 2012, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation General Director Zurab Janjgava earlier said.
Janjgava stressed that new realities -implementation of presidential program "Gas to every family" with the assistance of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and the company "Itera-Georgia" and increase in production capacity - require it.

Georgia receives gas for gas transit from Shah-Deniz field, as well as for the transit of Russian gas to Armenia. The country buys the missing part from SOCAR, ensuring stability of gas supply.