Iran can supply gas to Georgia in swap scheme

Iran can supply gas to Georgia in swap scheme

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:

The supply of the Iranian gas to Georgia, on which the discussions are currently being conducted, is hardly possible, said Gela Vasadze, Georgian political analyst, chief editor of the Black Sea Press agency told Trend Feb. 18.

"In fact, there will not be implemented any supply of the Iranian gas. Formally and financially [if the agreement on such supply is reached] it will be the Iranian gas, but physically Russian," said Vasadze.

The expert reminded that Russia supplies gas to Armenia through Georgia via the infrastructure, which formerly the Georgian authorities refused to sell to Gazprom.

Armenia's gas transport system, through which the Iranian gas theoretically may be transported through this country to Georgia, is owned by Gazprom, added Vasadze.

"It is illogical to supply the Iranian gas physically," said the expert adding that "Why Gazprom has to supply gas through Georgia's territory to Armenia, and gas from Iran through Armenia's territory to Georgia?

Vasadze said that in fact if such a scheme is applied, Iranian gas will be supplied to Armenia, while the Russian gas, which was earlier supplied to Armenia, will remain in Georgia.

Regarding the transportation of Iranian gas via Azerbaijan, the expert said that it is illogical as well, because Azerbaijan itself can ensure Georgia's needs in gas, which was repeatedly stated about. In addition, one will have to transport the Iranian gas for a greater distance than the Azerbaijani one, and, respectively, transportation costs will be higher, according to the expert.

He said that for Georgia the best option is to meet the country's needs completely at the expense of supplies from Azerbaijan.

"Azerbaijan is our strategic partner, which helped us a lot at the time when Georgia was in fact in energy blockade," the expert said. "The current Georgian authorities talk about diversification, but they cannot state a single argument in favor of purchasing Russian or Iranian gas and refusing from the supplies from Azerbaijan."

Vasadze said that an idea of Iranian gas supply is a workaround not to offend Russia, which wants to participate in Georgia's energy supply and at the same time, avoid substantial resistance in the Georgian society, which is against Gazprom's appearing.

At present, Azerbaijan is the main supplier of gas to Georgia.

Russian gas is supplied to Georgia only in the form of payment for its transit to Armenia. The country obtains 10 percent of the total supply volume.

Earlier, Alireza Kamali, director general of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC), said that Tehran and Tbilisi are negotiating about the supply of 200 mcm of Iranian gas to Georgia. Later, Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze said that Iran will be able to supply its gas to Georgia via Azerbaijan or Armenia.

---

Follow the author on Twitter:@E_Kosolapova

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy pipes
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy pipes
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy welding equipment
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy welding equipment
Uz-Kor Gas Chemical opens tender to attract services for int'l goods transport
Uz-Kor Gas Chemical opens tender to attract services for int'l goods transport
Loading Bars
Latest
ABB sees decrease in net working capital
ABB anticipates comparable revenue growth of 6-8% for full-year 2021
AT&T opens new Tel Aviv R&D center
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva posts photo from Gubadli district on her Instagram page (PHOTO)
Volume of Azerbaijani gas exports to Turkey disclosed
Saudi imports from UAE jump back up in August
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy pipes
Kazakhstan decreases cargo transport via internal waters
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy welding equipment
Turkmenistan to introduce telematics systems into agriculture
Kazakhstan's Samruk-Kazyna places five-year debut Eurobonds
Weekly review of Azerbaijani oil market
Georgia releases data on COVID-19 cases for October 25
OPEC under strong pressure to do something in order to lower oil prices
Azerbaijan records surge in tourist inflow
US senator signs Declaration on Azerbaijan's Restoration of Independence Day (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan reveals data on exports to Turkey for 9M2021
TAP consortium reveals time of starting hydrogen supplies
PayPal says it is not pursuing acquisition of Pinterest
Volume of TAP’s gas transportation by end-2021 announced
Prices for gasoline to start 2022 at higher levels
Iranian currency rates for October 25
Azerbaijani servicemen in reserve conducting drills
Number of ships received at Turkish Botas port for 9M2021 revealed
Value of Turkey's leather goods export to Azerbaijan up in September 2021
Azerbaijan establishes radio and television broadcasting in Gubadly (PHOTO)
Zangazur corridor - new reality created by Azerbaijan in region
BHOS student: ‘The liberation of Gubadli made me a Presidential Scholar’
Turkey records surge in number of registered Azerbaijani companies for 9M2021
HSBC surprises with 74% rise in Q3 profit and $2 bln buyback
President of Azerbaijan to pay visit to Turkey
Iran discloses data on annual mining extraction in South Khorasan Province
Iran shares trade data with African countries
Iran’s PEDEC to accelerate work on oil fields
Volume of cargo loaded/unloaded in Iran’s Dayyer port grows
National Iranian South Oil Company repairs equipment, spare parts
Oil prices extend gains to multi-year highs on tight supply
Iran boosts caviar exports
Monthly sales of goods at Iran Mercantile Exchange revealed
Iran's extraction from South Pars gas field to decrease
Iran shares data on tax revenues
Iran could become gas importer – NIOC
Iran extraction data on its from South Pars gas field
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise
Chinese President Xi calls for global cooperation on terrorism, climate change
Sudan PM Hamdok is under house arrest: Report
New private sector led growth model can help Azerbaijan diversify its economy – IFC regional manager (Exclusive)
Kazakhstan logs 1,573 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hr
IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda
Tesla pulls its new Full Self-Driving beta due to software 'issues'
Turkey reports 24,792 daily COVID-19 cases
At least 4 dead in avalanche on Ecuador's volcano
Zika virus case reported in northern India
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister says OPEC will not change its strategy
Hurricane Rick edges closer to Mexican coast north of Acapulco
Israeli-led research reveals plant mechanism for dealing with water shortage
Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev announces that Gubadli city is freed from occupation on October 25, 2020
Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to US Fox News TV channel on October 25, 2020 (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Chronicles of Victory: October 25, 2020
116 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast
Azerbaijani Navy officers successfully completes internship in Turkey (PHOTO)
Military training session to be held in military unit of Azerbaijani MoD
At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria
Iran’s RCS receives 30th batch of COVID-19 vaccine
Mandatory vaccination issue to be solved in November, NCDC Head says
Some 16.03 million voters cast their votes in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan
Tug fights container fire on cargo ship off British Columbia
Tokayev arrives in Ashgabat for state visit
Voting in presidential elections in Uzbekistan ends
Growth of Uzbekistan’s real GDP makes almost 7% over 9 months
No mandatory vaccination in Georgia, PM vows
Uz-Kor Gas Chemical opens tender to attract services for int'l goods transport
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 2,036 more COVID-19 cases, 1,045 recoveries
Azerbaijan's executive power in Aghdam opens tender for road overhaul
Inflation rate in Iran increases
Renewable energy dev't envisioned in Azerbaijan's national priorities - minister (PHOTOS/VIDEO)
UK says substantial differences remain with EU over Northern Ireland trade
Israel, UAE sign 'green corridor' agreement for vaccinated passengers - Israeli consulate in Dubai
Turkmenistan to connect grids of its Akhal, Balkan regions with new high-voltage line
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for October 24
Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan to continue based on mutual respect - Iranian FM
Kazakhstan boosts revenues from transporting cargo by air
Azerbaijan sees rise in total assets of local banks in September 2021
Georgia reports 3,436 coronavirus cases, 4,483 recoveries, 43 deaths
Azerbaijani MoD publishes video on events that took place last year this week (VIDEO)
Uzbekistan's CEC talks voters turnout as of 11.00
Total value of mortgage loans issued by Azerbaijani banks up in 9M2021
Prices of potatoes change in Uzbekistan
First VP Mehriban Aliyeva shares photo from visit to Zangilan with President Ilham Aliyev (PHOTO)
Daily COVID-19 case count at 1,677 in Kazakhstan
96 new positive cases of coronavirus detected in Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijani banks increase issuance of consumer loans
Presidential elections kick off in Uzbekistan
Cargo ship on fire, spewing toxic gas off Canada’s Pacific coast: Officials
Tesla hikes price of Model X, Model S variants by $5,000
IRICA shares data on import of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran
Japan keen to invest in restoration of Azerbaijan's liberated lands
1,677 more COVID-19 cases reported in Kazakhstan
1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at off-campus party near Georgia university
All news