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Armenian concern over North-South gas pipeline

By Messenger Staff
Monday, November 22
Armenia is expressing its concern over the possibility that the Georgian segment of north-south natural gas pipeline pumping gas from Russia to Armenia via Georgia will be sold to Azerbaijan. Any country purchasing assets like these should comply with international standards and should not hinder pumping gas from Russia, but the Armenians are concerned that if SOCAR, the Azeri state oil company, obtains these assets problems could arise such as essential repairs, maintenance or other technical mishaps which will be result in delaying the gas supply from Russia to Armenia. So, it is up to Georgia to make a decision about the tender so that together with SOCAR, which has already expressed its interest, maybe Armrusgasprom can also participate in it.