Gazprom to secure reliable gas supplies to Armenian consumers in coming winter

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Gazprom to secure reliable gas supplies to Armenian consumers in coming winter
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A Gazprom delegation headed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee, paid a working visit to Armenia today.

Yerevan hosted meetings of Alexey Miller with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.

Alexey Miller and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at meeting

Alexey Miller and Serzh Sargsyan at meeting

The parties discussed cooperation in the gas sector, placing a special focus on the preparations for the 2016–2017 autumn/winter period. It was noted that Gazprom would secure reliable gas supplies to consumers in the coming winter. To that end, gas reserves accumulation continues at the Abovyanskoye UGS facility with the purpose of easing peak loads.

Gazprom to secure reliable gas supplies to Armenian consumers in coming winter

Map of gas trunklines across Republic of Armenia

The meeting also touched upon the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Armenian Republic, a draft of which had been developed by Gazprom.

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and Alexey Miller at meeting. Photo by gov.am

Karen Karapetyan and Alexey Miller. Photo by gov.am

Alexey Miller visited Gazprom Armenia today and introduced Grant Tadevosyan, the newly appointed Director General, to the company’s staff. Vardan Arutyunyan, the former Director General of Gazprom Armenia, entered the civil service.

Alexey Miller visits Gazprom Armenia and introduces Grant Tadevosyan (third left), newly appointed Director General, to company’s staff

From left to right: Alexey Miller, Vardan Arutyunyan, and Grant Tadevosyan

Background

In 2013, Gazprom and Gazprom Armenia signed the contract for up to 2.5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to be supplied annually to Armenia in 2014–2018. On April 7, 2016, an addendum to the contract was signed. Gas is delivered to the Armenian border by Gazprom Export. In 2015, Gazprom supplied Armenia with 1.9 billion cubic meters of gas.

Gazprom Armenia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is focused on natural gas supplies to the Armenian market. In addition, the company transports, stores, distributes and sells natural gas, as well as upgrades and expands the gas transmission system and underground gas storage facilities in the Republic of Armenia.

The General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Armenian Republic provides for large-scale overhaul, upgrade and modernization of the country's gas transmission infrastructure.

On October 25, 2016, Grant Tadevosyan was appointed Director General of Gazprom Armenia by decision of the company’s Board of Directors.

Grant Tadevosyan was born on April 30, 1962. In 1983, he graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Heat and Gas Supply and Ventilation.

From 1992 to 2011, he worked as Engineer, Deputy Head of Directorate, and Head of Directorate at the Armgazprom state concern (ArmRosGazprom from 1997).

From 2011 to 2016, he served as Deputy Director General, Chief Engineer at ArmRosGazprom (Gazprom Armenia from 2014).