Armenia: Russian Gas Supplies to Yerevan Halted Amid Bomb Scare
Supplies of natural gas to Armenia were halted on December 13 after a bomb was found near a transit pipeline in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Ingushetia.
Georgia, a key transit link between Russia and Armenia, said that Russian gas transit officials asked their Georgian counterparts to stop the delivery of gas to Armenia to avoid a major breakdown in the transit network, the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation announced on December 14. The Russian government sent technicians to defuse the explosive device, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Armenia receives most of its gas supplies, an estimated 2 billion cubic meters annually, from Russia.