Pakistani Cabinet Considers Iran Gas Pipeline Project

The Pakistani government is to discuss the details of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project.

The 56-inch diameter pipeline will initiate from South Pars gas field Iran and end at Nawabshah covering a distance of around 1,931 kilometer with 1,150 km portion in Iran and 781 km in Pakistan.

The implementation is to be done on the basis of a segmented approach whereby each country will be responsible for construction of pipeline in the respective territory.

The 750mm cf/d gas flow in the pipeline is projected to help generate around 4,000 MW electricity also, along with creating job opportunities in backward areas of Balochistan and Sindh.

Pakistani official news agency quoted official sources close to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources as announcing that in talks, Iran had agreed to certain amendments in the gas sale contract with Pakistan to enforce the Iran-Pakistan gas line project, while touching on the extended time table (after expiration of the deadline specified in the contract).

(Source: Shana)

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