Iran-Pakistan gas line groundbreaking held

Government leaders have held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the long-planned pipeline to carry natural gas from Iran to Pakistan (OGJ Online, Aug. 25, 2009).

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended the ceremony at Chabahar, Iran, near the Pakistan border.

The pipeline is to deliver 750 MMcfd of gas by 2015. It will carry gas from Iran Gas Trunkline 7 at Iranshahr to a connection with the Pakistani gas pipeline system near Nawabshah in Sind province, crossing the border near Chabahar.

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