Friday, May 25, 2007
Germany wants Azeri gas
21 May 2007 - Today.Az - "Germany wants to import Azeri gas. The government of Germany intends to ensure its gas supply in diversified way, from different nations, including Caspian countries like Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan." "Privately-owned companies but not the government are in charge of gas supply in Germany, so some of our companies are negotiating with Azerbaijan," said Frank Weizig, an officer of German Ministry of Economics and Technology. He added that Germany's demand for gas is supplied by Russia (30%) and Norway and Netherlands, APA reports. Speaking about trade between the two nations, he said Germany's exports to Azerbaijan rose 8.6%, year-on-year, to 485 million euro and imports jumped 90% to 609 million euro.