In the Pipeline
the $45 billion worth of agreements signed by Pakistan and China, there is one which will help Pakistan to build a multibillion- dollar LNG pipeline and terminal. The pipeline will work as an alternative to the troubled gas import project with Iran as it will be extended to the Gulf state once international sanctions are lifted. The agreement, a state-to-state deal, was reportedly signed during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China. Initial estimates suggest that the project will cost around $3 billion. China will meet 85 percent of the financing needs enough fissile material for between 90 and 110 nuclear weapons. for constructing the LNG pipeline from the Gwadar Port to Nawabshah. Its capacity will be one billion cubic feet per day.
This will be the second LNG terminal in Pakistan as another terminal is being built at the Port Qasim, which is likely to be completed in February 2015. The terminal planned at Gwadar will have the capacity to handle 690 mmcfd of LNG. After re-gasification, the LNG will be transported from Gwadar to Nawabshah, from where it will be injected into the national gas network.