ArmInfo. Armenia leads talks with all the regional governments on searching ways for gas supplies to the Republic,the Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Environmental resources of Armenia Hayk Harutyunyan told the reporter of ArmInfo, headed Armenian delegation in Ashkhabad during the talks on opportunities of gas trade.
According to the Deputy Minister, it is about more optimal ways of delivery Turkmen gas supplies to Armenia.
It was informed earlier that Ashkhabad suggested Tehran to extent the current flows of gas swap for Armenia and Azerbaijan to 15 mln cubic meter per day. Though, as Hayk Harutyunyan noted, for Armenia it is about much smaller amounts. According to him, allowing capacity of Iran-Armenian gas-pipe is 6 mln cubic meter per day. And for providing this kind of considerable extent of swap is not possible physically.
"In this statement there are some inaccuracies, but the fact is the talks are being done. When there will be the results, they will be presented to the society," the Deputy Minister noted. On January 13 during the press-conference in Yerevan, answering the question of ArmInfo, the Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan stated that Armenian Government works on various systems of swap for gas delivery to the Republic. According to Prime-Minister swap gas supplies to Armenia were discussed with the Ambassadors of Iran and Turkmenistan on the first working day of 2017. To recall the only way of natural gas delivery from Russia to Armenia via Georgian territory permanently becomes the topic of discussions in the context of development of relations between Moscow and Tbilisi. However, it is non-competitive for today, as the second gas-pipe from Iran cannot afford the necessary extents. According to ArmInfo's analysts it is quite possible that Armenia tends to regulate swap deliveries of Turkmen gas via Iran territory. It is about the gas supplies from Iran on one side, which , in its turn , will import the same volumes from Armenia on other sides.