Armenia Energy Minister: No decisions on Iran-Georgia gas transit yet, but we can do this
Friday, February 26Armenia is able to ensure the transit of Iranian gas to Georgia.
Armenia’s Energy Minister Yervand Zakharyan stated the aforementioned in parliament today, responding to a question from Lyudmila Sargsyan.
According to him, the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline is currently filled by only 15-20 percent, and Armenia can use it to ensure the needed transit of 500 mln cu m of gas annually.
“The issue is being discussed, but no concrete decisions have been mde yet,” he said.
The capacity of the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline is about 2 bln 200 mln cu m annually. Currently, roughly 365-370 mln is used out of that volume for the operation of Yerevan Thermal Power Plant (TPP). Two new TPPs with the capacity of 234 mWt are planned to be constructed in Armenia. Considering this, 1 bln cu m capacity remains free for perspectives and the Iranian side is voicing the figure of 500 mln.
The CEO of the National Iranian GasExports Company (NIGEC), Alireza Kameli , publicly announced the gas supply talks with Georgia in early January. (news.am)