Yesterday the Russian Gazprom lowered gas supplies to Azerbaijan at the result of which the Azerbaijani side reduced natural gas deliveries to Georgia, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) told Trend.
Azerbaijans own demands in gas import during the winter period are some 14,4 million cubic meters a day. Yesterday the Russian company supplied about 15,1 million cubic meters to the country, at the result of which Azerbaijan could not provide the Georgian side with the sufficient volume. For supplying gas to Georgia Russia delivered up to 18 million cubic meters gas a day.
The Georgian side is going to reach accord with Azerbaijan on increase of the supply volumes from 2,5 million cubic meters a day to 5 million cubic meters. However, as SOCAR notes, Azerbaijan does not have technical capacities for delivering such volumes. The maximal capacity to supply gas through the gas pipeline linking Azerbaijan and Georgia is 3 million cubic meters daily. Рђzerbaijan sells gas to Georgia at the price of $110 per 1000 cu m.