North-South project: Moscow launches new Pakistani gas pipeline

Russia approved a change in the agreement signed back in 2015 on cooperation between Moscow and Islamabad on the North-South gas flow project, going from Karachi to the Pakistani-Indian border. According to the changes, the gas project will now be called "Pakistani Stream", and the share of companies from Russia in it will decrease from 85 to 26 percent.

The capacity of the new gas pipeline is about 12,4 billion cubic meters. Pakistani Stream will also receive “blue fuel” from the yet to be launched TAPI pipeline (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India).

The construction of the facility will begin in July this year with the direct participation of companies from Russia. According to Pakistani Prime Minister Nadim Babar, the share of Pakistani firms in Pakistan Stream will increase to 51-74 percent, however, according to The Express Tribune, Pakistanis are making the most of Russian materials, resources and equipment and will work closely with specialists from Russia "through joint work and training."

On the Pakistani side, gas distribution companies Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd and Sui Southern Gas Co will be involved in the pipeline, which have already begun buying out land plots for construction.

On the one hand, Moscow will assist Islamabad in building a gas infrastructure to receive gas from competing countries. On the other hand, it will be able to profit from the functioning of the Pakistani Stream, and an increase in gas consumption will ease the pressure on the regional market due to an oversupply of “blue fuel”.
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  1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 23 March 2021 11: 44
    The national idea of ​​the Russian Federation is gas pipes
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 23 March 2021 12: 16
    The Pakistani Stream itself is of little interest. Port of Karachi in the Arabian Sea, pipe north to Lahore. Everything is clear here, and judging by the name of the sea, from the shores of which it will start, LNG is clearly not Russian. This is the provision of gas to the northern regions of Pakistan. For Russia, this is just an opportunity to make some money. Here is another pipe that is much more interesting.


    What is the composition of the project participants. good Straight explosive mixture. belay Turkmen gas, via Afghanistan controlled by the US, then via Pakistan controlled by China and to India. I think we will hear a lot of interesting things about this project. It will be very interesting to observe how partners work in a "close family circle" winked The Turkmenbashi will receive funds for new monuments for the Alabayevs, the Afghans will receive some funds for the maintenance of the puppet army, Pakistan will certainly want a little gas for itself, and "a small share" for transit. The Americans and the Chinese are an interesting argument in negotiations with India. Well, the Indians, as usual, will dance, literally and figuratively. How they will rotate between China and the United States to please both, it will be interesting to see yes

  3. Alexander Betonkin 23 March 2021 17: 59
    Is the share of firms from Russia 26 percent a lot or not?
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 24 March 2021 16: 55
      The main thing is that there is no war (s) smile