Iran and Pakisrtan to resume gas pipeline talks
Steel Guru, April 14, 2011
Tehran Times reported that energy officials of Iran and Pakistan will convene in Tehran to review details of the significant gas pipeline project between the 2 countries.
Mr Zafar Iqbal Abdul Qader official of Pakistani government said that the gas pipeline project will be completed by March 2014. Pakistan and Iran formally signed the historic pipeline deal in Tehran on June 13th 2010 under which Iran will supply Pakistan with natural gas from mid 2014.
Under the deal, Pakistan will import from Iran 750 million cubic feet of gas daily for 25 years. The pipeline would connect Iran’s South Pars gas field with Pakistan’s southern Balochistan and Sindh provinces.
In June, Seyed Yousuf Raza Gilani PM of Pakistani defying a warning from Washington promised to go ahead with a plan to import natural gas from Iran. The pipeline was initially mooted to carry gas from Iran to Pakistan and on to India. (Sourced from Tehran Times)