Representatives of IndiaÂ´s Adani Enterprises visited Pakistan last year to discuss the sale of up to 4,000 MW of electricity but the proposal has stalled against the backdrop of heightened tensions between the two countries. PakistanÂ´s Power Minister Khawaja Asif told the Senate on October 13 that representatives of Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL) visited the country in April 2014.
Media reports, quoting US Energy Information Administration (EIA), say that Pakistan has untapped shale gas reserves of about 105 trillion cubic feet (TCF) and over nine billion barrels of oil. Pakistan currently produces about 4.2 billion cubic feet of gas and about 70,000 barrels of oil a day. The estimates by EIA are greater than Pakistan's proved hydrocarbon reserves of 24 TCF for gas and about 300 million barrels of oil, the media reports said.
To export natural gas to Pakistan through a pipeline from its Punjab state, India is in talks with the neighbouring country to help it overcome crippling energy shortage. India's State gas utility GAIL has proposed to lay a 110-km pipeline from Jalandhar to Wagah border via Amritsar to supply natural gas to Pakistan, GAIL Chairman and Managing Director BC Tripathi has said.
According to a Pakistani media report, the national government plans to launch ferry services between Karachi and Gujarat or Mumbai. Further, the government plans to launch such a service between Karachi and Dubai. Pakistani Ports & Shipping Minister Senator Kamran Michael is quoted as saying in the media. Pakistani government set up a high-level committee to examine the feasibility of such services and the panel may
While the Indian government showed interest in the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline project, it remains to be seen how it arrives at a consensus with Pakistan on the transit fees for using the pipeline. During his recent visit to Iran, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid showed interest in the project. Reports from New Delhi also indicate that the Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi is scheduled to visit New Delhi som
During his recent visit to Iran, India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said his country is ready to participate in the Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline project and to invest in the development of the Iranian port of Chabahar. It may be recalled that originally, the project involved India, Pakistan and Iran and it was named Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) or Peace Pipeline. However, in the cour
Pakistan government began work on the $7.5 billion Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project which would pass through Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province. It is learnt that the Iranian government almost completed work on its side. Now, the Pakistani gove
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Liu Jian allayed fears of the Indian government about Pakistan handing over management of Gwadar Port to China. Speaking at a function, the ambassador said the transfer of management is in the economic interest of the peoples of China and Pakistan
Chinese Overseas Port Holdings, which is a state-run company of Chinese government, took control over the management of Gwadar port, around 600 km (370 miles) from Karachi and close to Pakistan's border with Iran. The management of the port was handed over to the C