GAZPROM IS LIKELY TO BUY IRAN-ARMENIA PIPELINE

Lragir.am
30 June 06


Alexander Ryazanov, Vice President of Gazprom, presently the only
supplier of gas to Armenia, stated June 30 that Gazprom is likely to
buy the Iran-Armenia gas pipeline, reports the news agency ARKA.

According to Ryazanov, the operation of Iran-Armenia will guarantee
supply of gas to Armenia. `There are problems connected with transit
of gas to Armenia via Georgia because Georgia uses gas without
permission,' stated Alexander Ryazanov.