27.Dec .2019 11:18

How Much Natural Gas will Georgia Need in 2020 – The Prediction

How Much Natural Gas will Georgia Need in 2020 – The Prediction
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In 2020, Georgia expects to receive 2 billion 572.953 million cubic m of gas from imported and local sources. This information is provided in the 2020 Natural Gas Balance approved by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

Namely, according to the document, 2 billion 385.221 million cubic m of gas is planned to be delivered from Azerbaijan to Georgia, including SOCAR - 1 billion 511.417million cubic m and Shah-Deniz - 873.804 million cubic m.

The Russian source is also included in the balance. Gazprom is expected to import 169,865 million cubic m of gas to Georgia by 2020.

As for the local resource, the forecast is 17.866 million cubic m.

The document also provides forecasts of the demand on gas by various consumer segments, according to which the population will consume 1 billion 026.353 million cubic m by the next year,  thermal power plants 600 million cubic and commercial sector 911.6 million cubic m.

It should be noted, that the demand for natural gas is projected to grow by 2.1%, including up 4.9% - thermal power plants and 9.3% - commercial sector comparing to 2019.