Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipeline projects could reduce Pakistan’s need for LNG

The TAPI and IP pipelines are both under consideration but face numerous risks The TAPI and IP pipelines are both under consideration but face numerous risks.
By Andrew Walker 16 August 2018 0 32188
The Pakistani port of Gwadar The port of Gwadar in Pakistan. (PA)

Pakistan is considering two rival pipeline projects to reduce its reliance on imported LNG. However, both the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline and the recently resuscitated Iran-Pakistan (IP) pipeline will be hugely challenging to deliver, meaning Pakistan’s growing thirst for LNG is unlikely to be quenched any time soon.

TAPI has broad international support and has made significant progress this year. Financial close is expected next month, with construction on the Afghan section having started in February. This has caught the attention...