05, 2008

Today President Serzh Sarkissian received the Chairman of the “Gasprom” company, Alexei Miller

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Welcoming the guest, the President of Armenia said that in the person of the “Gasprom” Armenia has a reliable and promising partner. S. Sarkissian expressed confidence that the cooperation will continue to develop successfully, acquiring new dimensions.

The sides mentioned with satisfaction that in recent years the “Hayrusgazard” company has been rather efficient, the figures are impressive and the very fact that the company has increased the volume of gas consumption speaks not only about the company’s growth but also proves the stable growth of the Armenian economy as a whole. Among other achievements was mentioned the recent increase in gas consumption by the population of Armenia. According to the President, as a result of a large-scale gasification of the country, today Armenia is among the countries with the highest level of gas consumption.

The parties spoke also about the gas tariffs and price making. Alexei Miller informed that starting from 2011 the “Gasprom” plans to introduce same tariffs for the internal consumption as well as for the exported gas. The sides agreed until 2011 to introduce all the changes in gas tariffs step by step, taking into consideration that “Gasprom” holds 72 per cent of the “Hayrusgazard” company, as well as the necessity to make the entire process predictable and affordable for the Armenian consumers.

At the meeting the sides spoke also about the negotiations regarding the construction of an oil refinery, as well as other investment programs implemented by the “Gasprom” in the energy system of Armenia.

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