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Iran to export 30m cubic meters of gas to Georgia

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA-Iran is scheduled to export 30 million cubic meters of gas to the Republic of Georgia wihin a period of 30 days, an oil official said Monday.

Upon the request of the government of Georgia, Iranian and Georgian officials signed an agreement last week for Iranian gas to be supplied to Geogia, which is facing a gas shortage due to a disruption in supplies from Russia, Iranian Deputy Oil inister for International Affairs Mohammad-Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian told IRNA.

He said that the total value of Iranian gas to be supplied to Georgia would amount to USD seven million with the Georgian government agreeing to pay cash in advance within a limited period and under certain conditions.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said Saturday the Georgian parliament has approved the importation of natural gas from Iran to Georgia.

Georgians shivered without gas and power on Saturday in the coldest winter for a decade as officials rushed to secure new gas supplies from Iran.

Georgia was left without gas after explosions Sunday last week in two pipelines carrying Russian gas to Georgia and Armenia.

The blasts also cut a major power line and on Thursday high winds severed another cable leaving the country without electricity.

... Payvand News - 1/30/06 ... --

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