Yerevan, March 31 - Neftegaz.RU.
According to Armenia news, Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan has sent a letter on behalf of the government of Armenia to Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Gazprom
, to start new talks on reducing the price of Russian gas
being supplied to Armenia via Georgia. The letter states as follows, in particular:
"It is already clear that the effects of coronavirus will have a negative impact on the socioeconomic development of our countries, and this will lead to a decline in the amount of consumption of energy resources. We will of course do our best to stimulate growth in production and consumption, but a competitive environment is needed to ensure the effectiveness of these measures. We all understand that in this sense, the price of [natural] gas in Armenia is of great importance.
Given the projections and the current situation regarding the prices of energy resources - including oil and [natural] gas - in the world markets, we consider it expedient to launch new negotiations on the change in the price of [natural] gas being supplied to the Republic of Armenia."