AZERBAIJAN NEEDS UP TO 8 BILLION CUBIC METERS GAS A YEAR FOR MEETING ITS DOMESTIC DEMANDS
Azerbaijan needs 7-8 billion of cubic meters of gas a year for meeting its domestic demands, the head of the economics and forecasting department of the JSC Azerigaz Tofik Allahverdiyev told Trend.
"The demand in gas of Azerbaijan is determined at the level of 1990, when the republic received 16 billion cu m gas. For today JSC receives 4,9 billion cu m gas for domestic needs and in 2006 it will be 5 billion cu m. Our demand is not met so farвЂќ, he noted.
As for the money collecting for the gas delivered, Allahverdiyev noted, for 8 months JSC Azerigaz sold gas for the amount of 484 billion AZM to the consumers. The consumers paid 259 billion AZM.