Georgia: Iran to supply 2 million cubic meters of gas a day

A top Georgian energy official said Friday that Iran has agreed to supply 2 cubic meters (70.6 million cubic feet) of gas a day on an emergency basis to Georgia, which is in the midst of its worst energy crisis in years.

The head of Georgia's International Gas Corporation, David Ingorovka, told the Rustavi-2 television channel from Tehran that an agreement had been reached on the price and volume of gas. Just technical details for transporting it via Azerbaijan needed to be worked out, he added.

"At the current time, we have reached an agreement with the Iranian side on nearly all points of the contract. We just have to clarify some technical details concerning the transport of gas through Azerbaijani territory," he said.

President Mikhail Saakashvili had said earlier Friday that Iran had agreed to start providing emergency gas supplies to Georgia as early as Sunday, signaling an end to a double-pronged energy crisis that has cut gas and electricity supplies while the country suffers an extreme cold snap, reported AP. P.T.

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