Armenia gets gas relief after mudslide

April 29, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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YEREVAN, Armenia, April 29 (UPI) -- Gas transmission to Armenia is expected to resume this weekend following pipeline repairs on damage caused by mudslide, energy companies said Thursday.

Gas transits to Armenia from Russia were disrupted when a mudslide damaged a section of the pipeline Wednesday.

The Georgian Oil and Gas Corp., an operator of the North Caucasus-Transcaucasion pipeline, said the Gadauri-Kobi leg of the pipeline was damaged, causing regional disruptions to Russian gas transits.

Russian energy giant Gazprom said regional gas supplies weren't affected because of reserve supplies in underground storage facilities, Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reports.

The Georgian gas company said supplies should resume through the pipeline within three days.

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