ISLAMABAD,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 2nd Augst,2016) : The 700-kilomtre Gwadar-Nawabshah gas pipeline and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal projects will complete within the given schedule-December 2017. A senior official in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources talking to APP ,"The projects will hopefully be completed by December 2017 with the financial assistance of China,". The 42-inch diameter pipeline would be laid along with two compressor stations, while the terminal at Gwadar would have the capacity to handle up to 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas.
The $ 1.4 to 1.5 billion project, he informed, was being executed on build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, adding that the pipeline would pass through Pasni, Ormara and Hingol before reaching Nawabshah. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet has already approved construction of the Gwadar-Nawabshah pipeline. In the next phase, the pipeline would be extended upto Lahore at a cost of $ two billion.