Georgia Buys Iranian Gas with U.S. Money


In its attempt to diversify its gas supplies and to “punish” Russia, Georgia has bought 30 million cubic meters of gas from Iran.
Iranian gas will cost Georgia $230 per 1,000 cubic meters.

Earlier [Georgia]... did not agree to pay a price of $110 per 1,000 cubic meters that was offered by Russian gas monopoly Gazprom. Georgian authorities expressed doubts that the new price was fair and economically grounded.

...the money to cover the difference in price of the Russian and Iranian gas may come from one source only — the U.S. financial assistance that was offered to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. Meanwhile the United States is unlikely to enjoy the fact that the taxpayers’ money is being channeled directly into the main country on George W. Bush’s “axis of evil”.
$7mln. Not too much. However it is very unpleasant outcome to Washington.

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