About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:58 - 16 Feb.'18
Saakashvili: Iran, Georgia Agree on Gas Supply
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Jan.'06 / 15:29

Iran will start supplying gas to Georgia starting on January 29 or January 30, President Saakashvili announced while addressing cabinet members on Friday.

But Saakashvili did not specify either the price or the amount of gas which Georgia plans to import from Iran.

"According to this contract, the Iranian side will launch a minimally necessary supply of gas to Georgia, starting from Sunday - or no later than Monday - in order to almost totally restore the supply of at least electricity," Saakashvili said.  The Georgian President also added that these imports will also restore the "important part" of the gas supply.

"The prices which were reported by the televisions are not true. The price is very favorable for Georgia at this stage," the Georgian President added.

Earlier, Georgian media sources reported that Georgia will have to pay USD 120 per 1000 cubic meters of Iranian gas. This is USD 10 more than the price of Russian gas.

The only way for Iranian gas to reach Georgia is via Azerbaijan. Although President Saakashvili did not specify the amount of gas that will be imported from Iran, some experts say that 4 million cubic meters of gas per day is the maximum the Azeri-Georgian gas pipeline can deal with.

Saakashvili said that Georgian Energy Minister Nika Gilauri has “carried out 'shuttle diplomacy'” in Baku and Tehran in recent days. The Georgian Energy Ministry’s delegation is still in Iran.

“We are creating mechanisms in order to receive gas in this [alternative] way in case similar restrictions [in gas supplies] or similar breakdowns [of pipelines] occur,” Saakashvili said.

“I think this is a very important breakthrough. And it should be understood in Russia as well that we now have an alternative,” he added.

Latest News
16 Feb.'18 16:58
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
16 Feb.'18 15:06
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council. 
15 Feb.'18 17:39
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.
15 Feb.'18 11:53
Parliament Renews Discussions on Controversial Amendments to Broadcasting Law
New regulations expanding GPB’s powers triggered controversy within the ruling Georgian Dream party.
14 Feb.'18 15:57
U.S. Intelligence on Georgia’s Foreign Threats, Domestic Politics
Office of the Director of National Intelligence published its Worldwide Threat Assessment report for 2018.
14 Feb.'18 14:34
Minister Reports on Defense Reforms to Parliament
Training programs, total defense concept and budgetary priorities among the issues listed by Levan Izoria.
14 Feb.'18 11:36
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 26
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
14 Feb.'18 10:56
Appellate Court Upholds Church Murder Plot Verdict
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court.
13 Feb.'18 17:14
Georgian FM Visits Kuwait for Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
Mikheil Janelidze met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
13 Feb.'18 11:28
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in January 2018
Trade deficit figure stands at USD 0.37 billion.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.