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Georgian Delivery Of Russian Gas To Armenia To Resume

YEREVAN -- Russian natural-gas deliveries to Armenia via a pipeline passing through Georgian territory will be fully restored on January 13, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.

Amenia's state gas company, ArmRosGazprom, said that the repair of the Ghazakh-Sagoramo pipeline in Georgia is nearly complete.

The pipeline -- which passes through the Azerbaijani-populated Gardabani district of Georgia -- is the key source of gas supplies to Armenia.

Georgia suspended the flow of gas on January 9, citing emergency repairs on the key pipeline.

Georgian Energy Minister Aleksandre Khetaguri said the pipeline was seriously damaged by increased gas pressure that he said was due to a seasonal rise in consumption in Armenia.