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Georgia decreases Azerbaijani gas import

Georgia imported 319,850 metric tons of natural gas in oil equivalent worth $67.4 million from Azerbaijan in January-February 2015, the Georgian National Statistics Service’s report said.

Azerbaijan is the main supplier of this fuel to Georgia with a share of 66.2 percent of total import volume of the country in this category. Georgia has imported natural gas worth $101.9 million for two months of 2015, according to the report.

The rest gas supplies accounted for Russia and other sources.

In annual terms, the Georgian natural gas imports from Azerbaijan decreased by 17.2 percent in terms of value (48,700 metric tons decrease in quantitative terms in oil equivalent, or 13.2 percent decrease).

For comparison, Georgia imported 368,560 metric tons of gas in oil equivalent in the amount of $81.42 million from Azerbaijan in January-February 2014.

The specific weight of gas in Georgia’s total import volume from Azerbaijan amounted to 66.9 percent in the reporting period.

Georgia imported products worth $100.7 million from Azerbaijan in January-February 2015.

An import volume from Azerbaijan to Georgia decreased by 15 percent during a year, according to the report.

Azerbaijan exports its own gas to Georgia via a pipeline connecting two countries in the Gazakh region of Azerbaijan. The capacity of gas pumping through this pipeline exceeds 2.5 billion cubic meters per year.