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Terror Attack On Gas Pipeline To Georgia

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posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 06:11 PM
According to Georgian TV, a section of a gas pipeline running from Azerbaijan to Georgia has been seriously damaged by a terrorist attack. This is supposed to have happened on December 20th. The attack has not been confirmed by official sources, but the Georgian Prime Minister said gas deliveries have been suspended for several weeks for "technical reasons".

RIA Novosti: Terrorist attack on gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Georgia - Georgian TV

22/ 12/ 2006

A section of a gas pipeline through which Azerbaijan delivers natural gas to Georgia has been damaged in a terrorist attack, a Georgian TV channel reported Friday.

The Rustavi-2 channel, citing sources in Azerbaijan, said the South Caucasus (Baku-Tblisi-Erzerum) pipeline pumping gas to Georgia from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea was seriously damaged by an explosion December 20.

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Civil Georgia: PM Makes Additional Comment on Gas Supplies


Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli said Georgia has to import expansive gas from Russia as the country fails to receive gas from Shah-Deniz because of “technical problems.”

“You know that we were expecting to launch receiving Shah-Deniz gas on December 22, but it was postponed because of technical reasons, there was damaged at the gas pumping station… Restoration may take weeks,” PM Nogaideli said at a second news conference on late on December 22.

He said that because of this problem, Georgia has to import gas from Russia for USD 235 per 1000 cubic meters starting from January, 2007.

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RIA Novosti: Natural gas from Azerbaijan to Georgia suspended several weeks - Georgian PM

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