About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia’s Energy Minister Meets SOCAR President in Baku
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 4 Feb.'16 / 21:16

Georgian Energy Minister, Kakha Kaladze, held talks with president of Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, in Baku on February 4.

Along with implementation of second phase of Shah Deniz project, “problems related to transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Georgia” were also discussed, SOCAR said in a statement after the meeting between Abdullayev and Kaladze.

Kaladze’s visit to Baku came three weeks after SOCAR President held talks in Tbilisi as Georgia seeks additional gas supplies to fill gap it says the country has during peak consumption in winter.

SOCAR said on January 29 that it negotiated with South Caucasus Pipeline Company to increase gas supplies to Georgia from Shah Deniz during the winter period by 50 million cubic meters, which the Georgian Energy Ministry said is not enough to fill the gap. Upgrading of another pipeline through which SOCAR supplies gas to Georgia was also discussed when the Azerbaijani state energy company’s president was in Tbilisi last month.

Without the upgrade, according to the Georgian Energy Ministry, SOCAR will not be able to increase volume of gas transported to Georgia. SOCAR was apparently referring to this issue when speaking about unspecified “problems” related to transportation of gas to Georgia.
 
In parallel Georgia is negotiating with Gazprom terms of transit of the Russian gas to Armenia via Georgia and possible additional supplies of gas from Russia.

As a transit fee Georgia received 10% of Russian gas transported to Armenia via Georgia. On top of that Georgia also imported 75 million cubic meters of gas from Russia in 2015, according to the Energy Ministry.

Gazprom wants to monetize transit fee and pay cash instead of giving Georgia 10% of gas transported to Armenia. If monetized, Georgia may not receive enough cash to buy the same amount of gas it is now receiving as a transit fee, so no agreement has yet been reached.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2019, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
62