Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan may stop gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 3 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
Kazakh and Uzbek state gas companies Kaztransgaz and Uztransgaz may stop gas supplies to Kyrgyzstan if the country does not pay off the debt for gas supplies till Feb. 10, KyrTAG quoted
Eugenie Orlenko, deputy director of Kyrgyzgaz Company, as saying on Friday.
"Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are going to stop gas supplies due to Kyrgyzstan's debt at $6.811 million," Orlenko said.
Kaztransgaz and Uztransgaz companies warned Kyrgyzstan to pay off the debt till Feb. 10, he added.
Kyrgyzgaz will be able to transfer money to Kaztransgaz and Uztransgaz after Kyrgyz communal service company Kyrgyzjilkomunsoyuz pays off its debt to Kyrgyzstan's gaz company, Orlenko noted.
Kyrgyzjilkomunsoyuz owes roughly $3.82 million (179 million soms) to Kyrgyzgaz while municipal company Bishkekteploset about $2.84 million (133 million soms), Orlenko said.
Kyrgyzgas probably will be able to get money from Kyrgyzjilkomunsoyuz and Bishkekteploset and pay off its debt to Kazakh and Uzbek companies, so the gas supplies will not be ceased, Orlenko believes.
Reportedly, Kyrgyzgaz's has owed more than $5 million to Kazakhstan and more than $1 million - to Uzbekistan as for early 2012.