Armenia pursues negotiations on purchase of gas from Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of Armenia on Regional and Eurasian Integration Mikael Melkumyan said about that, Sputnik Armenia reports.
According to Melkumyan, during the recent visit of the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia to Iran and his meeting with the Minister of Energy of Iran, this issue was upon the anvil.
“At the moment, this scheme does not operate, but it will definitely work. One of its goals is to create a common energy corridor, linking Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia,” Melkumyan said. He noted that work is carried out to activate the scheme as soon as possible and that Iran is very interested in the implementation of this project.
The deputy also drew attention to the fact that Armenia now receives three times less natural gas from Iran than its capacity allows.
It should be noted that the project of Armenia’s purchase of gas from Turkmenistan under the swap system assumes that Ashgabat will supply fuel to the northern provinces of Iran, and Tehran, in its turn, will supply its gas to Yerevan.