“Armenia's Energy Sector Issues: Parallels with Georgia”
December 8, 13:00

One of the most pressing issues in the Armenian energy system is the non-transparent and illogical formation of the gas price for the consumer. Officially, Russia sells gas to Armenia at $ 150 per 1,000 cubic meters but the final consumer pays almost twice more - $ 290.  

Ara Marjanyan, UN National Expert on Energy Issues, said this during the discussion entitled “Armenia's Energy Sector Issues: Parallels with Georgia” held at Media Center jointly with JAMnews.

Officially, the Russian gas giant, Gazprom, sells gas to Armenia at a “very low price” - $ 150 per 1,000 cubic meters. Recently, Russian Prime Minister Medvedev announced in Yerevan that the “special price” for Armenia will be maintained in 2018. The reality, however, is different. Although the contract has been signed with the Armenian government, Gazprom sells “blue fuel” at that price to its daughter company Gazprom Armenia on Armenia's border. This company adds a 100% margin to the tariff and gas becomes available for the Armenian citizens twice more expensive.

Read more.

Print Friendly and PDF
More
The Armenian Church History Discipline Should Either be Removed from School Curriculum or be Reedited: Heated Discussion
This budget is characterized as conservative, situational.
Child Aimed Public Expenditures in Armenia decreased: UNICEF
Demand to Release Shant Harutyunyan and Possible Developments
NA Monitoring. The Results of the 3rd Session period of the 6th Convention of the NA
“The key principle of the transitional justice is to establish solidarity in the society”: Avetik Ishkhanyan
Medical Aid or Stress? Defending Patients’ Rights in Armenia
100 days of the Government. How to Improve the Field of Education
Reasons and Tendencies of Hepatitis Transmission in Armenia
AMBASSADOR OF ARGENTINA TO RA GONZALO URRIOLABEITIA’S PRESS CONFERENCE
Lecturers’ Concerns and Recommendations Addressed to the New Government
There should not be formal public discussion: Human rights defenders
The Armenian Edition of the book “City of Orphans” was published
“The Role of Civil Society in Post-revolutionary Armenia”
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events