Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline

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Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Pakistan.[1] It was formerly known as the Karachi-Lahore Gas Pipeline and North-South Gas Pipeline.[1]


The pipeline originates at Karachi and terminates at Lahore, Pakistan.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator:
  • Parent Company: TBD (Pakistan 74%, Russia 26%)[1]
  • Proposed capacity: 12.4 bcm/yr[1]
  • Length: 1,100 km /683.51 miles[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Cost: $2.5 Billion[3]
  • Start Year: 2023[4]


In November 2020, Pakistan and Russia signed a revised agreement to build the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline, also known as Karachi-Lahore Gas Pipeline, and formerly known as the North-South Gas Pipeline. Resources, a subsidiary of the Russian company Rostec, was originally chosen to build the pipeline in 2015.[1]

As of January 2021, construction of the project was scheduled to start in July 2021, according to a Pakistan government official, and the pipeline is intended to allow Pakistan to operate more liquefied natural gas terminals. Pakistan's gas distribution companies Sui Southern Gas Co. and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd., which have started acquiring land for the pipeline, are expected to be a part of the project, and a Russian consortium is expected to lead the construction.[5]

In July 2021, the governments of Pakistan and Russia signed a preliminary agreement for the pipeline's construction. The delayed project is now forecast to be completed by 2023.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Pakistan will start construction of Karachi-Lahore gas pipeline in 2021, Enerdata, Dec. 21, 2020
  2. "Russia Concerned With Pakistan Considering Other Options For Joint Gas Pipeline Project — Greek City Times". Greek City Times. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  3. "Pakistan, Russia sign agreement for 1,100-km gas pipeline project". ARY NEWS. 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Samuel Good, Pakistan, Russia sign gas pipeline agreement, Argus, Jul. 19, 2021
  5. Fasee Manghi, Pakistan to Start Building Gas Pipeline with Russia, Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2021

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