The first round of Pakistan-Russia technical talks on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline project has ended with both the sides agreeing to expedite planning and work, including field surveys and other studies.
“The two sides agreed to expedite planning and work, including field surveys and other studies.”
The talks were attended by technical officials from both the countries.
The two sides discussed the progress made so far on the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline project.
During the talks, it was agreed to expedite technical studies and surveys, a Ministry of Energy spokesperson said.
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The 1,100-kilometre-long project, formerly known as the North-South Pipeline, plans to carry 12.4 billion cubic metres of natural gas annually. The project name was changed to 'Pakistan Stream' along with its partnership structure against the risk of US sanctions on Russian companies.
“The two sides agreed to continue exchanging information and data on design documents.”
The spokesperson said that the technical aspects and design parameters of the pipeline were also discussed.
“Plans to connect pipeline to underground gas storage in Sindh were also discussed.”
The talks also touched on connecting the gas pipeline to the crossing point of the TAPI project in Multan.