6 Dec 2010 15:49

Gas delivery to Armenia resumes in full

YEREVAN. Dec 6 (Interfax) - The delivery of gas to Armenia was back up to full strength (5.5-6 million cubic meters per day) as of 12 noon local time on Monday, CJSC Armrosgazprom, which supplies the country with gas, said in a statement.

On November 24, the Georgian gas-transport company noted a drop in pressure along the Sioni-Gudauri section of the Northern Caucasus - Transcaucasus gas pipeline, which resulted in daily gas supply to Armenia contracting by 1.5 m3.

This volume reduction did not cause limitations on gas consumption to be applied in Armenia, and internal gas reserves from the Abovyan underground storage facility compensated for the shortfall, Armrosgazprom said.

Armrosgazprom is 80% owned by OJSC Gazprom and 20% by the Armenian government. Armenia also gets gas from Iran in exchange for electricity. During winter months, Armenia uses an average of 5-8 million m3 of gas per day.