Pakistan seeks to import 30mcm of Iranian gas per day
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 29/ Trend F.Milad/
Pakistan has announced readiness to increase daily gas imports from Iran to 30 million cubic meters (mcm), the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company Javad Owji stated.
Shana news agency quoted Javad Owji as saying that according to the agreement between the two sides, Iran will start exporting annually 8.7 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Pakistan in 2014.
Pakistan has announced that the multibillion-dollar gas pipeline deal with Iran is still on, despite the U.S. pressure, Press TV reported.
Despite all the odds, the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project will be implemented, Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said at a public gathering in the Head Marla district of Lahore on February 26.
Upon completion, the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline will export 21.5 million cubic meters per day (or 8.7 billion cubic meters per year) of Iranian natural gas to Pakistan.
The maximum daily gas transfer capacity of the 56-inch pipeline, which currently traverses over 900 kilometers of Iranian territory from Assalouyeh in Bushehr province to the city of Iranshahr in Sistan-Baluchestan province, is 110 million cubic meters.