Head of Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation Says Azerbaijan Agreed to Increase Gas Export
Georgia, Tbilisi/ Trend , corr. N. Kirtskhalia/ Alexander Khetaguri, the President of Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation has stated during today's briefing held in Tbilisi that Georgia will receive increased gas volumes from Azerbaijan via SCP (South Caucasian Gas Pipeline) within the next two days, Trend correspondent to Georgia reports.
According to Khetaguri, due to rehabilitation work on the Northern pipeline, Russia will have to interrupt supplying Georgia with gas on April 17 and 18. "This time, we shall be receiving the gas produced from the Azerbaijani offshore gas condensate deposit of Shah-Deniz up to 4 mln. cu.m per day," said Khetaguri.
The President of the Georgian Corporation added that as a result of negotiations held with the Consortium producing gas from Shah-Deniz, we could attain the increase in the gas quota for Georgia from the previous 1 mln. cu m. up to 4 mln. cu m. per day. "We shall be receiving this gas within the next two days, therefore no problem with supplying the country will emerge," he concluded.