Pipeline Project

  • Pakistan, Iran defy US; launch gas pipeline project March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad on Monday inaugurated the much-delayed section of a $ 7.5 billion gas pipeline, this despite US pressure on Islamabad to back out of the project. The $7 billion project has faced repeated delays since it was conceived in the...
  • Sanctions would trigger if Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline goes ahead, says US March 12, 2013

    Washington: The US has warned Pakistan that if it goes ahead with the construction of a USD 7.5 billion gas pipeline with Iran, sanctions would be triggered, even as a section of the project was inaugurated on Monday. "We have serious concerns, if this project actually goes forward, that the...
  • Zardari to leave for Iran on day-long visit March 11, 2013

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari will leave on a day-long visit to Iran on Monday to formally inaugurate work on the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline despite the US threat of possible sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme. Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony...
  • Iran, Pakistan to launch gas pipeline project March 11, 2013

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday will officially inaugurate the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, Press TV reported on Sunday. The $7.5-billion project will be inaugurated at a ceremony in the border city of Chahbahar. Iran has constructed 900 km of the 1,600-km pipeline on...
  • US happy as India decides to go ahead with TAPI May 17, 2012

    Washington: The US on Thursday welcomed India's decision to go-ahead with the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, terming it as a positive step forward. "We think this is a positive step forward on TAPI," a State Department spokesperson said in reaction to the Indian Cabinet decision. "We hope to see further momentum...
  • Pak to seek Russian funds for Iran pipeline project March 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it would explore the possibility of getting Russian funding for a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project with Iran after a leading Chinese bank backed out of the venture over fears of sanctions imposed by Western countries. "Pakistan's technical delegation will visit Moscow early next month to...
  • US threatens Pak over Iran gas pipeline deal September 16, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has warned Pakistan that it may impose sanctions on Islamabad if it continuous to pursue the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, according to a media report on Friday. The US raised the pipeline project during the fourth round of a dialogue on energy with Pakistan that...
  • Pak, Iran agree to speed up gas pipeline project September 9, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran on Thursday agreed to step up efforts to complete the multi-billion gas pipeline project, as Islamabad allowed Tehran to open a bank in the country to boost bilateral trade and business. Iranian Foreign Minister Akbar Salehi on Thursday met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the...
  • Iran pipeline: Pak expects consensus June 21, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it expected a "consensus" formula to emerge on the $7 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project in the upcoming tripartite meeting between officials of the three countries in Tehran. "There is a room for consensus on the report of the UK-based consultant Gaffiney Caline and Associates over...