Gazprom quashes fears over Georgia pipeline stake

Gazprom, the world’s largest gas producer, has dampened fears that it has already acquired or is planning to buy a stake in a part of Georgia’s North-South trunk gas pipeline, which could change the dynamic of how Armenia receives its gas. Gazprom said it is only hypothetically interested and is not actively seeking a stake at the moment.
   
A Gazprom official told Energy Risk: “We do not hold any equity in the pipeline at all. If we even considered it a possibility, the first step would be to a