“Islamabad has never given up purchasing Iranian gas,” Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) Alireza Kameli said on Sunday, reported Press TV.
“LNG imports will not answer Pakistan's demands and the country is naturally considering other options such as gas imports through the TAPI pipeline,” Kameli said.
Referring to the advantages of IP to TAPI pipeline, NIGC chief said that due to the length of TAPI, price of its gas will be higher for Pakistan than to import it from Iran.
Iran has already built 900 km length of the pipeline on its territory while Pakistan still has to start work on the pipeline that would traverse its territory.
Pakistan's Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has also said the country's LNG deal with Qatar did not dispense with the Iran project. Abbasi has said the import of gas from Iran through a pipeline was the best option.
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