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Gazprom Accepts Georgian Offer, Gas Transit Fee for Armenia Remains Unchanged

Gazprom Accepts Georgian Offer, Unchanged Transit Fee for Armenia

Russian energy giant Gazprom has taken a decision to accept the Georgian position. The new contract does not change the tariff for Russian gas transit to Armenia. As a result, Georgia will receive 10% of the transit gas volume free of charge.

The contract text has been already prepared and the Georgian government will approve it at the near meeting. As a result, the Georgian and Russian parties will sign the document, the Georgian Energy Ministry told the Tabula.

As reported, Gazprom wanted to replace the transit fee by monetization and this offer was unfavorable for Georgia. The nature of negotiations changed in early March, when the SOCAR President and Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze signed an agreement in increasing Azerbaijani gas supply volume to Georgia.