ArmInfo. Second round of negotiations between Georgia and Gazprom on gas transit to Armenia failed.
Vzglyad newspaper informs that the first round of negotiations was held in the middle of December, the sides have not reached compromise then. Meanwhile, the term of the current agreement expires on December 31.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy of Georgia Kakha Kaladze stated that the negotiations will continue and stressed that Tbilisi's stand will remain unchanged: "Russia wants to pay money for transit while Georgia wants the previous way of payments to be maintained, when it received 10% of the total amount of transported gas".
The date of the next round of negotiations is not known yet.
The newspaper notes that in the end of 2015 Gazprom and Georgia were holding long negotiations as result of which Tbilisi managed to keep the existing format, receiving 10% of the total amount of transited gas.