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 Georgia will no longer buy Russian gas, Energy Minister Kaladze says

The government of Georgia intends to cease purchasing natural gas from the Russian Gazprom.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Business Georgia, this was said by Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze.

According to him, no more trade deals to purchase Russian gas will be concluded before year-end. Georgia will completely shift to gas supplies from Azerbaijan from April.

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Georgia will receive 2.457 billion cubic meters of gas this year of which 2.347 billion cubic meters (95.5 percent) will be delivered by Azerbaijan.

The natural gas will be supplied to Georgia by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and the consortium developing the Shah Deniz gas and condensate field. Thus, the share of Russian gas in total imports will amount to 4 percent this year.

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