Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
TBILISI, February 20 (Itar-Tass) — On Monday Georgia suspended the transit of Russian gas to Armenia because of a gas leak found in one of the sections of the North-South trunk gas pipeline, Director General of the Oil and Gas of Georgia Corporation Zurab Dzhandzhgava told journalists on Monday. Both Dzhandzhgava and Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Aleko Khetaguri arrived to the Gardabansky district to inspect the damaged section of the pipeline.
The Georgian gas transportation company has been making repairs in the damaged section of the pipeline, Dzhandzhgava said. The work is going on round the clock, he said, adding that the following day the transit of Russian gas to Armenia would resume.
In recent days at Armenia’s request the trunk pipeline had been working to its full capacity; one of the sections of the gas pipeline gave way under high pressure, which resulted in gas leak, Khetaguri said. The accident has not affected gas supply in Georgia, which continues in the usual regime, Khetaguri said.
A total of 90 percent of gas supplied to Georgia comes from Azerbaijan. The Russian gas accounts for ten percent of the overall gas imported by Georgia and it used to compensate for the transit of Russian gas to Armenia in accordance with an agreement signed earlier.
The transit of Russia's gas temporarily halted by Georgia created no problems in Armenia, because Armenia has a gas depot capable to ensure gas supply to the country for two months.