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Georgia to receive 92.7% of gas from Azerbaijan, 6.6% from Russia in 2020

Georgia to receive 92.7% of gas from Azerbaijan, 6.6% from Russia in 2020

Tbilisi, December 30 - Neftegaz.RU. Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava approved the 2020 gas balance. According to the document, the projected volume of gas supplies to Georgia will amount to 2.57 billion cubic meters next year.

Georgia will receive 2.39 billion cubic meters, 92.7% of the country's required gas, from Azerbaijan, including 1.51 billion cubic meters from SOCAR and 873.8 million cubic meters from the Shah Deniz field.

According to forecasts, deliveries from Russia will amount to 169.9 million cubic meters of gas (6.6% of the required volume), while the projected volume of local production will be 17.9 million cubic meters (0.7%).

In consumption, the 2020 forecast for "social gas" amounts to 1.6 billion cubic meters, of which 1 billion cubic meters will be for the population, and 600 million cubic meters for thermal power plants.

The consumption forecast for the commercial sector is 911 million cubic meters, and gas losses are expected to be 35 million cubic meters. Compared with the gas balance for 2019, a reduction in gas supply and consumption is projected for Georgia in 2020.