Russia temporarily halts gas supply to Armenia for planned maintenance

(Reuters) - Russia temporarily halted gas supplies to Armenia on Monday for four days to conduct planned maintenance on a major gas pipeline, Gazprom Armenia said in a statement.

Russia is Armenia's main gas supplier, shipping 2.6 billion cubic meters to the country last year.

In a statement, Gazprom Armenia - a subsidiary of Russia's state-controlled gas giant Gazprom - said it was temporarily suspending gas exports from 8 a.m. local time on Monday May 1 until 8 p.m. on Thursday May 4.

It said maintenance work was being carried out on a section of the 'North Caucasus-Transcaucasia' gas pipeline in Russia's southern Stavropol region and that it would use reserves to continue supplying gas to consumers in Armenia.

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