Off-Shore Gas Pipeline

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Off-Shore Gas Pipeline (OSGP) is a proposed gas pipeline that would transport natural gas from Russia’s resources located in the Middle East to Pakistan, and possibly to India.[1][2]

Location

The pipeline would start at the Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in Iran and would touch the strategic Gwadar Port in Pakistan.[3] Since a precise route map is not publicly available as of yet, the map below shows an estimated route based on the available information[4][5][6].

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gazprom[2]
  • Parent company: 51-74% share of Pakistan, remainder Russia[3]
  • Capacity: 0.5-1 BCFD[2]
  • Length: 1,500 km/932 miles[2]
  • Status: Proposed[1][3]
  • Cost: $10 Billion[1]

Background

The Inter-State Gas Systems (ISGS), Pakistan, and Gazprom Gas Company, Russia, signed an inter corporate agreement in February 2019 for building an offshore gas pipeline that would transport natural gas from Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in the Middle East to Pakistan.[1][2]

As per the agreement, 500 million to one billion cubic feet of gas per day will be transported to Pakistan via sea link.[2][3] Majority share (51 percent to 74 percent) will be owned by Pakistan while Russia will have the remainder. [3]

The $10 billion pipeline project might be extended further to provide natural gas to other South Asian countries, such as India. The project would also include ancillary services, including underground gas storage, power generation, and desalination.[1][2][3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Drazen Jorgic. "Pakistan signs offshore pipeline agreement with Gazprom". U.S. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia". Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Russia Enters the Pakistan Gas Sector | Warsaw Institute". warsawinstitute.org. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. "A Marriage of Convenience Between Natural Gas Giants Iran and Russia". Atlantic Council. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  5. "Steps Ahead: Russia's Gazprom Outfoots Europe, Mulls LNG Plant in Iran". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  6. "Pakistan, Russia consider Iranian pipeline". Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC). April 10, 2012.

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