ArmInfo. The volume of Russian gas supplies to Armenia by 2018 will increase to 2.1 billion cubic meters, Aleksey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, told journalists on October 24 in Yerevan.
The head of the company notes the tendency of gas consumption growth in Armenia in 2017. In particular, in the first nine months of 2017, by the corresponding period of 2016, gas supplies exceeded more than 200 million cubic meters. "This shows that the Armenian economy is developing, as the growth of gas and electricity consumption is always an economic growth, we are sure that the volumes of supplies will grow from year to year," Miller said. In addition, the head of the Russian "Gazprom" noted the increase in the volume of electricity supplies to the Armenian market by the fifth block of the Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant, owned by Gazprom. "The selection of electricity already in the current period of time amounted to more than 700 million kWh, and by the end of 2017 will exceed 900 million kWh. In general and in general, these are very good indicators, and no doubt they affect the economic performance of our "Gazprom-Armenia", said Aleksey Miller, Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom, said that the company is a socially responsible company. "Gazprom-Armenia" is building a school in Yerevan together with a large sports and fitness complex, which will include a swimming pool, ice ground The school is scheduled to open on September 1, 2018," he said. It should be noted that Gazprom Armenia, which is a monopoly supplier and distribution of natural gas in the country, is a 100% subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom. The gas transportation system of the Republic of Armenia, operated by Gazprom Armenia, includes 1,688 km of main gas pipelines and branch gas pipelines. As part of the gas distribution system, 14,400 km of high, medium and low pressure gas pipelines and auxiliary facilities are currently in operation.