Russia and Pakistan sign protocol on Pakistani Stream gas pipeline

Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov and Pakistani Ambassador to the Russian Federation Shafkat Ali-Khan signed a protocol on amendments to the 2015 intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the North-South gas pipeline. It is argued that this will allow starting the practical implementation of the project in the near future. The project was renamed Pakistan Stream.

“A lot of work has been done to prepare this protocol, its signing will allow our companies to begin practical implementation of the project in the very near future, thereby helping the Pakistani side to strengthen its own energy security and increase the use of natural gas as an environmentally friendly source of energy,” Mr. Shulginov said in a statement. on the website of the Ministry of Energy.

The ministry’s message does not specify what changes to the agreement are in question. In March, the Russian side published a protocol on amendments to the intergovernmental agreement. In particular, it envisages renaming the project to Pakistan Stream. RT Global Resources, a member of Rostec, ceases to participate in the project.

The countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of a gas pipeline in 2015. Its length will be 1.1 thousand km, and its throughput capacity will be up to 12.4 billion cubic meters. m per year. The pipeline is to connect the terminals for receiving liquefied gas in the city of Karachi in the south of Pakistan with the city of Lahore in the north.

About the unfreezing of bilateral relations – in the material of “Kommersant” “Honey Crescent”.