ECONOMY


President Ilham Aliyev: Natural gas tariffs in Azerbaijan are among the lowest in the world

Baku, May 1, AZERTAC

“Today, Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of gasification – it has reached 95 percent,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socioeconomic development of the first quarter of 2019 and future tasks.

The head of state said: “We have extended gas lines to the most remote mountain villages even though it is economically unprofitable. Given the low gas tariffs in Azerbaijan, we will never be able to cover these costs. I should also note that natural gas tariffs in Azerbaijan are among the lowest in the world – they are two to three times lower than in a number of neighboring countries. The lack of gas worried our people. There are currently about 3-4 percent of settlements where there is no gas. We will also do this work.”

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