It’s dated Gazprom and flirted with Iran, but, ultimately, when it comes to gas, Georgia has only one true love – its ambitious southern neighbor, Azerbaijan.
In the latest episode in one of the region’s longest-running geopolitical soap operas, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze on April 12 announced that, as of this month, Georgia will look only to Azerbaijan for all its gas needs.
This may not hit as a major plot-development. Azerbaijan already supplies an estimated 90 percent of Georgia’s gas, with Russia’s state-run Gazprom finishing a distant second at some ten percent.
The larger significance for this all-Azerbaijan decision may lie in the future.
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