YEREVAN, October 24. / ARKA /. Russian natural gas supplies to Armenia in the first nine months of this year dropped by 3.7 percent from the same time span in 2012 to a total of 1.273 billion cubic meters, Armenia’s Russian-controlled gas operator ArmRosGazprom (ARG) said in a statement posted on its official website.
During the reporting period the company sold a total of 1.122.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas, 0.5 % less than in the same period of time last year. Household consumption slashed by 8.7 % to 361.7 million cubic meters.
The energy sector consumption dropped by 14.9% to 112.8 million cubic meters, while the industrial sector is said to increase consumption by 10.8 % to 200.7 9 million cubic meters. Other customers’ consumption rose by 1.7 percent to 115.9 million cubic meters. Liquefied gas stations sold 331.1 million cubic meters, an 8.8% year-on-year rise.
Russian gas is delivered to Armenia by joint Russian-Armenian ArmRosGazprom (ARG). It was established in 1997. Russian Gazprom holds 80 percent in it, the rest is owned by Armenian government. -0-