In 2018, Georgia
will have new opportunities to get gas - according to experts, within the
framework of the Southern Gas Corridor project, the contruction of a pipeline will be completed on
the territory of the country that will somewhat reduce the need for gas imports
and will allow getting blue fuel in kind
as a fee for transit at preferential
prices, the Rezonansi newspaper writes.
of British Petroleum Gary Jones announced the completion of the construction in
2018 and said that Georgia would be able to get gas in the second half of this
project in 2018.
high hopes on global projects. Experts believes
they will bring not only economical but
political dividends, as the country’s security is better protected if it is
involved in the international projects . Its stability and peace is important
for the parties involved in the project as
they are big multinational companies with
big international influence as well as the population of Europe depending on
the continuous supply of gas.
The Southern Gas Corridor will allow Georgia
to balance the country's gas supply and cover losses from the unfavorable
agreement with Gazprom.
future, the amount of gas received in kind and at preferential prices as a
payment for transit will grow that can
lead to a reduction in consumer tariffs," the expert Giorgi Khukhashvili says.