Work on 1,100km gas pipeline to start in July next year: SAPM

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar has said that construction work on the 1,100-kilometre Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project will begin in July next year to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Karachi to Lahore.

In an interview, Nadeem Babar said that Pakistan will have a majority share of 51pc to 74pc in the project, while Russia will own the remainder. He said that Pakistan’s gas distribution companies will be a part of the project, whereas a Russian consortium would lead the construction.

Babar said the government also plans to add 150 million cubic feet a day of domestic gas output this month, including 50 mmcfd from the Mari gas field. He said the government has also decided that it would only import cleaner Euro-5 diesel from January next year.

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