Armenia imported 2.451 bcm of natural gas from Russia and Iran in 2014

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM


In 2014 Armenia imported 2.451 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia and Iran, by 3.8% more than in 2013, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakaryan.
Speaking at a news conference today the minister said natural gas imports from Russia last year  grew by  5.4% to 2.062 billion cubic meters, while imports of gas from Iran fell by 3% to 389 million cubic meters.
He said Armenia pays for Iranian natural gas with electricity supplies. Under the agreement signed in 2009 Armenia has imported 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas from Iran shipping in return a total of 6.6 billion KWh of electricity. In exchange for one cubic meters of gas Armenia ships 2 KWh electricity to Iran. The pipeline between Armenia and Iran was opened in 2007.
The minister also said energy sector reported a 16% growth in gas consumption last year to 594.121 million cubic meters, and liquefied gas stations reported a growth to 482 million cubic meters from 455 million cubic meters in 2013).
He said household consumption decreased by 3% to 523 million cubic meters, that of industry slashed by  9.4% to 243 million cubic meters, while public sector enterprises’ consumption dropped  by 4.49% to 43.4 million  cubic meters.
Gazprom Armenia, 100% owned by Russian Gazprom, deals with gas supplies to Armenia. The company is also engaged in transportation, storage, distribution and sale of natural gas, reconstruction and expansion of the gas transmission system and underground gas storage facilities.


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