IMPORTS AND SALES OF NATURAL GAS DECLINE IN ARMENIA IN 2009

Noyan Tapan
Feb 1, 2010

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 1, NOYAN TAPAN. Imports of natural gas to Armenia
fell by 19.7% to 1,809.3 million cubic meters in 2009, as compared to
2,254.4 million cubic meters in 2008. Sales of natural gas declined
by 20.1% to 1,660.8 million cubic meters in the indicted period,
as compared to 2,079 million cubic meters in 2008. Gas consumption
by the population fell by 6.1% to 553.2 million cubic meters in 2009
(589.5 million cubic meters in 2008).

ArmRusgazprom company reported that there was also a considerable
decline in gas consumption by Armenia's energy sector: this index
made 366.2 million cubic meters, declining by 39.7% compared to 2008.

Consumption by the industry also fell, amounting to 259.7 million
cubic meters.