The Express Tribune
Published Date: Nov 13, 2013
Gas import: SDPI positive about IP pipeline
Executive Director of Sustainable Development Policy
Institute (SDPI) Dr Abid Suleri said that Pakistan’s energy needs can be
met through import of gas from Iran through the Iran-Pakistan gas
With regards to the government’s fear of sanctions being imposed on
Pakistan, Dr Suleri pointed out that Iran is already exporting gas to
other countries, including Turkey and Armenia. He said that Pakistan can
also export wheat to Iran in exchange for gas.
Arshad Abbasi, Energy Advisor at SDPI, emphasised on the need to
de-link the price of gas from that of oil in international markets,
particularly considering Iran’s willingness to reconsider gas pricing
Shaukat Hameed Khan, Vice-Chancellor for the Centre for Advanced
Studies in Engineering (CASE), said that drilling options have still not
been fully explored in Pakistan.