Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to reach zero-point border next year

Iran Materials 22 August 2012 14:42

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.21/ Trend F.Milad/

The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline will reach the zero-point border by the first half of the next Iranian year (begins on March 21, 2013), the National Iranian Gas Company's managing director said.

Javad Owji added that the construction of pipeline will be 90 per cent complete by the end of the current year, the IRIB reported.

In April, the Economy Council of Iran issued permission to build the second part of the Iran-Pakistan pipeline, which runs 290 kilometres along Iranian soil and will be completed by 2014.

The Mehr News Agency said that the second part of the pipeline will be extended from Iranshahr to the Pakistan border. Some 29 trillion rials ($2.4 billion) has been allocated to the project.

The 2775-kilometre pipeline will be supplied from the South Pars gas field. It starts from Asalouyeh and stretches 1172 kilometres through Iran. The Iranian section is known as Iran's seventh cross-country gas pipeline. The first 902-kilometre part of this section runs from Asalouyeh to Iranshahr. The second 290-kilometre part runs from Iranshahr to the Iran-Pakistan border.