Pakistan and Russia join hands for construction of 1100 kms gas pipeline

Engineering Post Report

Pakistan and Russia have joined hands for construction of 1100 kilometers long gas pipeline. The pipeline, construction work on which is planned to commence from July 2021, will enable Pakistan to operate more Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals.

Two gas distribution companies of Pakistan, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Pipeline (SSGPL) have already the process of buying the land for laying of the pipeline. Both SNGPL and SSGPL will be part of the project while a Russian consortium will lead the construction work.

Pakistan will have a majority share of 51.74 per cent in the project and the remainder will be owned by Russia.

Pakistan, which imported its first cargo five years ago, currently has two LNG terminals which are being run at their peak capacity  to meet the increased winter demand. Two more LNG terminals Energas and Mitsubishi’s Tabeer Energy are expected to start their operations in new few years.