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Russia offers Pakistan LNG supplies and assistance in building a gas pipeline

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Foreign Minister pays a visit to Pakistan. This visit is part of Sergey Lavrov's major Asian tour. The Russian Foreign Minister and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Qureshi discussed a wide range of issues, including energy cooperation.


During the meeting, the topic of cooperation between the Russian Federation and Pakistan was raised in terms of the supply of Russian energy resources to this Asian country with a population of about 210 million people. Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world. This is a huge market, which requires more energy from year to year for the production and domestic needs.

At the meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia and Pakistan, the possible construction of a large North-South gas pipeline, which in modern plans is called the Pakistani Stream, was discussed. According to the project, the length of the gas pipeline will be slightly more than 1 km, and the main purpose is to connect large terminals of liquefied natural gas in the largest cities of the country - Lahore and Karachi. It is noteworthy that the corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed back in 2015. The parties are now reportedly close to implementing it.

It is noted that the annual throughput of such a pipeline can be up to 12,5 billion cubic meters of gas.

At the same time, it is important that Russia offers Islamabad the supply of LNG from its fields.

Sergey Lavrov noted that Pakistan has a great interest in the highly competitive energy projects proposed by Russia.

Both states hope to expand trade ties. As it turned out, last year was a record for Russian-Pakistani trade - $ 0,79 billion. Moreover, the growth in comparison with 2019 amounted to 45 percent at once. This growth was ensured by supplies of Russian wheat totaling about $ 200 million. As noted by the Russian and Pakistani representatives, this indicates a high potential for its further growth, since so far in absolute terms the indicators are more than modest - taking into account the scale of the economies of the two countries.

During the meeting, security issues were also discussed. The topic of joint fight against terrorism and sea piracy was discussed. Russian and Pakistani military personnel will take part in the joint naval exercises "Arabian Monsoon".
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  1. Basarev
    Basarev April 7 2021 14: 55
    -8
    Do we need to support this hotbed of terrorism? And how are we going to build? Again slaves from the construction battalion and a non-repayable loan? And gas supplies are at a loss?
    1. Konstantin Gogolev
      Konstantin Gogolev April 7 2021 15: 02
      +2
      It is logical. If we can't make money with India on Dryers, let's go to their enemies. Although, during the Afghan period, these .... a lot, a lot of grief brought. As far as I understand, India will not acquire the S-400 after all.
      Only gas, what does it have to do with military issues?
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        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft April 7 2021 16: 24
          -1
          Quote: Basarev
          There are ten regions: old Europe, Russia; USA, Canada; Australia, New Zealand; Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Israel. They constitute a civilized part of the world, and it is honorable and respected to cooperate and trade with them.

          Even if they have introduced almost all the sanctions against the Russian Federation and are in military blocs - NATO, ANZUS?
          In addition to Singapore and the South Caucasus, all these countries did nasty things to us and came to us with the war ...
          1. Basarev
            Basarev April 7 2021 19: 16
            -8
            Not against Russia, but against specific people who have broken the rules and should be punished for this. But these people, with their counter-sanctions, threw the country into poverty.
            1. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft April 7 2021 19: 50
              +2
              Quote: Basarev
              Not against Russia, but against specific people

              Napoleonic France, fascist Germany, militaristic Japan did not attack RI / USSR but specific people? They all attacked my country and my people suffered in it ...
              And with the introduction of sanctions against the Russian Federation, they did badly not only to specific people, these sanctions affected the entire Russian Federation and which Rules of the Russian Federation did they violate and who established them?
              But these people, with their counter-sanctions, threw the country into poverty.

              Those. being under the sanctions of the West, the Russian Federation had to humbly keep silent admitting that it had violated some "Rules"?
              1. Basarev
                Basarev April 7 2021 19: 54
                -6
                The analogy is unfortunate. The state of Russia has never appeared on the sanctions list, only specific names. And it was most correct for Russia to disown these people, to throw them out of all posts so that they could no longer harm Russia.
                1. Lara Croft
                  Lara Croft April 7 2021 20: 10
                  +3
                  Quote: Basarev
                  The analogy is unfortunate.

                  This is your unsuccessful one. In my first comment, I wrote:
                  In addition to Singapore and the South Caucasus, all these countries did nasty things to us and they came to us with the war..

                  You started writing to me about the sanctions that were imposed on specific people ...
                  And here are the sanctions and the attack on our country, you can read what they write to you or not ... I did not write anything about the sanctions in my first commentary ...
                  The state of Russia has never appeared on the sanctions list, only specific names.

                  In the sanctions list, there are legal entities with the participation of the state in them, and accordingly, where the state is a shareholder, this also affects the interests of ordinary citizens ...
                  There are bans on the supply of high-tech equipment specifically to the Russian Federation, which causes direct damage to the Russian Federation ....
                  And it was most correct for Russia to disown these people, to throw them out of all posts so that they could no longer harm Russia.

                  Yes, and all Russians drown themselves in the Arctic Ocean so that the empirialists rejoice ...
                  It is disgusting for me to communicate with you, because of people like you sometimes you come to the conclusion that Stalin did the right cleansing in the 30s, otherwise, we would not have won the Second World War ...
                  Go and repent before the West, maybe the liver will be thrown ...
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 7 2021 16: 20
        -1
        Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
        If we can't make money with India on Dryers, let's go to their enemies.

        And where does the military-technical cooperation between India and the Russian Federation and the joint infrastructure projects of the Russian Federation and Pakistan in the construction of pipeline transport?
        Should RF get permission from Delhi?
        during the Afghan period, these .... a lot, a lot of grief brought.

        Yes, there are many who brought KSA, Iran, China, Pakistan ...
        India, after all, will not acquire the S-400.

        Is there an alternative? The PRC already has the S-400 ... what alternative do you propose for India?
        Only gas, what does it have to do with military issues?

        The editorial board thinks that this news is from the field of the military economy ... You ask the moderators ...
        1. Konstantin Gogolev
          Konstantin Gogolev April 7 2021 16: 37
          -1
          Cheap resources give a low cost of production - as a result, Pakistan is profitable, it increases GDP, gets richer. More money can be spent on the military budget. I do not think that the Indians will thank us for the economic advancement of their enemy. I remember how Lukashenka supplied fuel and lubricants to Ukraine during the ATO. This is called “earning on the blood of“ the fraternal people. ”Separately, it was disgusting for me, and for my acquaintances, that Russia was driving oil to Belarus, and very cheaply,“ like brothers. ”
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 7 2021 17: 06
            -2
            Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
            Cheap resources give a low cost of production - as a result, Pakistan is profitable, it increases GDP, gets richer.

            I don’t understand, will the Russian Federation become poorer from this project, or if it didn’t take part in this project, we would become richer?
            I do not think that the Indians will thank us for the economic advancement of their enemy.

            Let's ask cute Indians for a list of countries with whom you don't need to have economic projects ...
            I remember how Lukashenka supplied fuel and lubricants to Ukraine during the ATO.

            This is possible only with the poor work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and we ourselves supplied fuel and lubricants to Ukraine ...
            This is called "earning on the blood of the" brotherly people ".

            A lot of pathos. This means that the Republic of Belarus does not think that it makes money "on blood" or that the inhabitants of Ukraine are not a fraternal people for it ....
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 7 2021 15: 10
      +5
      Few Pakistanis still crap the USSR in Afghanistan? They, like the Chinese, keep their noses in the wind, they just hit the back! These are not friends, but like the Chinese, they are only temporary companions!
      1. Runoway
        Runoway April 7 2021 15: 28
        +2
        Look at our "leadership" THEY LIVE TODAY, no development plans, etc., you need to sell / snatch / grab now, and then what they are not interested in
        just about to be hit in the back

        They helped the Chinese with weapons, they captured the Pakistani market with their caps, licked the same J-11
        They helped Erdogan with a coup, and in response he climbed into Syria and Libya and Karabakh
        And how much of this ........ managers still work now, and tomorrow there will be different future problems, this is his headache
      2. knn54
        knn54 April 7 2021 15: 48
        +3
        Russia will not "come in", the sponsor of the Islamists Qatar will come in.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin April 7 2021 17: 02
          0
          Qatar is already there .. just putting eggs in one basket, some may not want to ...
          Qatar Petroleum has entered into a Long Term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO) for the supply of up to 3 Mtpa of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Pakistan.
          Qatar Petroleum announced this on February 26, 2021. In accordance with a 10-year agreement, LNG supplies to Pakistani LNG receiving terminals will begin in 2022 and continue until the end of 2031 https://neftegaz.ru/news/Trading/668241 -katar-i-pakistan-podpisali-10-letnee-soglashenie-o-postavkakh-spg /
    3. fa2998
      fa2998 April 7 2021 17: 28
      0
      Only dumping! Look at the map, in the west they have the Persian Gulf with oil and gas. And there are many thousands of kilometers to Russia, good logistics. lol No. No.
  2. Ovsigovets
    Ovsigovets April 7 2021 14: 57
    +7
    better to trade than to fight
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 7 2021 15: 13
      +1
      Ovsigovets - it's generally better not to have anything to do with such friends! Or, to replace the entire ruling elite there, Pakistan is an ally of the Chinese, but the influence of the Anglo-Saxons is strong there, they will never become our friends!
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 7 2021 16: 28
        -2
        Quote: Thrifty
        Ovsigovets - it's generally better not to have anything to do with such friends!

        You are strange, well, we will not build, others will build ... The main thing is that we, as in Turkey, do not build on credit ...
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty April 7 2021 16: 35
          +1
          Lara Croft, otherwise where does the Kremlin operate? We give them a ruble in cash, they spit in our backs! And so it is all the time!
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft April 7 2021 16: 52
            0
            Quote: Thrifty
            Lara Croft, otherwise where does the Kremlin operate?

            Well, here are several stages of this project:
            - R&D, project evaluation, drawing up and approval of cost estimates, concluding a package of contracts, obtaining permits, concluding contracts with subcontractors, pipe suppliers, fracturing ships and insuring the project against various risks;
            - preparation of the route for laying the pipeline, incl. with the involvement of mine traders, geologists, sappers, etc .;
            - delivery of pipes and related equipment, workers, construction and special equipment, the conclusion of contracts with local organizations, for the provision of construction with electricity, water, etc.;
            - hidden works;
            - laying of the pipeline and pumping stations, delivery of individual sections and the entire pipeline to the customer;
            - construction in the port of Karachi, a storage facility for storing LNG, modernization and construction of the mooring front and infrastructure for all of the above, obtaining certificates for facilities, delivery of facilities to the customer ...
            Somewhere our companies will be involved (including with state participation in them), somewhere local contractors and / or contractors from third countries ...
            No private owner will build on credit ...
            Usually, if construction work is paid on credit or by post payment, then any contractor requires an advance payment for the equipment ...
            No one will do anything completely on credit, especially this project for a single day, the main thing here is not to miscalculate the price ...
            1. Brturin
              Brturin April 7 2021 17: 18
              +1
              Quote: Lara Croft
              this project is not for a single day, the main thing here is not to miscalculate the price ...

              the price ... started in 2015 then the games of politicians, sanctions .... "Russia will receive at least 26% of the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline (PSGP, ex. North-South) project in the construction of the main gas pipeline (MGP). it says in the protocol on amending the Russian-Pakistani intergovernmental agreement of 2015. Russia will be represented in the project by a consortium of Russian investors, which will include the Eurasian Pipeline Consortium (ETK) and the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) ... instead of Russia, the green light was given for the supply of materials, equipment and resources; the diameter of the MHP pipe The Pakistani flow has been increased from 42 inches to 52 or 56 inches; this will increase the throughput capacity from 12,4 to 16,5 billion m3 / year.https: //neftegaz.ru/news / transport-and-storage / 672179-kak-i-planirovalos-rossiya-poluchit-ne-menee-26-v-proekte-stroitelstva-mgp-pakistanskiy-potok /
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft April 7 2021 17: 26
                0
                Quote: BrTurin
                price ... started in 2015 then the games of politicians,

                This is all logical, of course, but here is a kind forum member Yves762 (Paul) wrote that
                It was planned to be completed in 2018, however the parties could not agree on tariffs for pumping gas.
                , and this is an essential condition for us, without the approval of the tariff for pumping, to start construction is "money down the drain" ...
                1. Brturin
                  Brturin April 7 2021 18: 00
                  +1
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  without approval of the tariff for pumping

                  So now the gas pipeline (North-South or Pakistani flow) is Pakistani, as Russian companies wrote above, only 26%, so that the tariff - who is the owner and calls the music ... and whether or not he receives the main profits ... any contract is a compromise , the tariff is one, on the other hand, the throughput has become higher, and even higher "in return for Russia, the green light was given to the supply of materials, equipment and resources" ...
                  There was another Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project (as an example - https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3875285) they never heard about it, TAPI from Turkmenistan to India "hovered" in Afghanistan ...
                  1. Lara Croft
                    Lara Croft April 7 2021 18: 31
                    +1
                    Quote: BrTurin
                    Quote: Lara Croft
                    without approval of the tariff for pumping

                    So now the gas pipeline (North-South or Pakistani flow) is Pakistani, as I wrote above for Russian companies, only 26%, so that the tariff - who is the boss and calls the tune ...

                    That is understandable. Question. So we signed a tariff agreement with other pipe owners or not?
                    1. Brturin
                      Brturin April 7 2021 19: 21
                      0
                      The gas pipeline actually controls Pakistan, and it will set the tariff, no one will work at a loss, the question is the amount of profit, a quarter of which will go to Russian companies when they pay back the costs ... "commercial secret" ... let's hope that the participants calculated all the risks, and so ...
                      Tariffs ... today the Ukrainian terminal was discussed ... they are throwing fishing rods (here came the definition of a fisherman (A fishing rod is a tool ending on one side with a float, and on the other - a fool, not all of this can be said ...) to Croatia - " The nuance of the Croatian route, however, is that the cost of transit from Croatia to Hungary is so high that, for example, the Hungarian state group MVM booked 1 billion cubic meters per year at the request of the government, but it will receive only 250 million cubic meters, leaving the bulk of its the Croatian division in exchange for Russian gas, the publication 444 reported. The data of the EU ENTSOG operator platform and the results of the auctions on the RBP platform, as EADaily wrote, show that there has been no gas supplies from Croatia to Hungary and is not yet planned. Plinacro set a monthly delivery rate of $ 40 per thousand cubic meters, which is even more than Gazprom has to pay if it orders an overkon. tract volumes of Ukrainian transit.
                      https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2021/04/06/kiev-hochet-spg-iz-katara-cherez-horvatiyu-chego-dazhe-vengriya-sebe-ne-pozvolyaet
                      1. Lara Croft
                        Lara Croft April 7 2021 20: 00
                        0
                        Quote: BrTurin
                        The pipeline actually controls Pakistan, and it will set the tariff,

                        So this is the most important thing. The point is to invest in a project if you don't know:
                        1. How soon your investment will pay off;
                        2. How soon will you start making a profit and in what amount, without knowing the cost of tariffs, you will not even be able to write a feasibility study before building ...
                        "commercial secret" ... let's hope that the participants have calculated all the risks, and so ...

                        What is a trade secret if you yourself write that Pakistan, they will set the tariff those. it's not installed yet ...
                        Tariffs ... the Ukrainian terminal was discussed today ...

                        Why jump to another topic if it has nothing to do with the article under discussion ...
                      2. Brturin
                        Brturin April 7 2021 20: 53
                        -1
                        Quote: Lara Croft
                        Why jump to another topic if it has nothing to do with the article under discussion ...

                        This is an example to the topic of who and what can set the tariff ... this is in Europe, where it seems like the EU is watching everything ... there is no one over Pakistan ...
                        Quote: Lara Croft
                        Pakistan, he will set the tariff i.e. it's not installed yet ...

                        I did not write that the tariff was not set, I have no information about this tariff, but I am sure that those who signed the documents have it and someday it will be found out ... but for now I can (I repeat) "hope that the participants calculated all the risks "and the payback period and possible profit, the main thing is that the project reaches the home stretch (ie, construction), and the next" auction "does not begin ...
      2. Yves762
        Yves762 April 7 2021 17: 00
        0
        Quote: Lara Croft
        The main thing is that we, as in Turkey, do not build on credit ...

        Yeah, -:
        The project was supposed to be implemented according to the BOOT scheme, i.e. IHP North - South must be owned and operated by Rostec for 25 years.
        It was planned to ensure the return on investment with the required profitability due to the high tariff for pumping gas, and then the IHL was to be transferred to Pakistan.
        - - exactly what.
        It was planned to be completed in 2018, but the parties could not agree on tariffs for pumping gas.
        - - by the way, right now you can't hear something about the tariff ... laughing
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft April 7 2021 17: 13
          0
          Quote: Yves762
          - by the way, right now you can't hear something about the tariff ... laughing

          But this is the most important thing, without its approval, there is no point even talking about this project, as I understand it, this investment contract should have been ...
          I am plagued by doubts, no matter how "they threw" us ... in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, only the very fact of cooperation is the main thing, and not the possible profit / loss from this ...
    2. Ovsigovets
      Ovsigovets April 7 2021 18: 04
      -1
      I sometimes have the feeling that I communicate with the weak-minded ... well, or very suspicious ... let's read on the lips ... I STATEMENT that trading is better than fighting, who says the opposite IMHO is defective or alternatively gifted ..... about "to become friends", to change their vector from Chinese / American / whatever I didn’t write at all .... it’s more politics than business ..... I’m talking about my interests and the development of trade - and no more .... oh any big policy based on trade - it's ridiculous to even discuss with such a turnover
  • pyagomail.ru
    pyagomail.ru April 7 2021 15: 02
    +1
    A hint of India, somewhat reeling towards the United States and some (undoubtedly friendly soldier ) competition to China.
  • cniza
    cniza April 7 2021 15: 10
    +3
    Russian and Pakistani military personnel will take part in the joint naval exercises "Arabian Monsoon".


    Let the "partners" rejoice ...
  • Gato
    Gato April 7 2021 15: 16
    -1
    Is the freundschaft over with India? Or is it a subtle hint?
  • antikilller55
    antikilller55 April 7 2021 15: 17
    0
    I would like to believe that ours have calculated and thought everything out seven times. To sit in a puddle because of this Pakistan is not a hunt.
  • Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 April 7 2021 15: 24
    +3
    Absolutely the right direction for cooperation! India, for example, is slowly but surely drifting towards the enemies of Russia - the USA, Japan, Australia ... They constantly conduct exercises, etc., etc. In the event of any Hypothetical conflict, India will be in the ranks of the Enemies of Russia! It is necessary to move in the opposite direction - Russia, China, Pakistan ...
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 April 7 2021 16: 09
      0
      Sometimes Yuri needs to remember that with such friends and enemies are not necessary. At this stage, Turkey, Belarus and Armenia are enough for the very eyebrows.
  • Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 7 2021 15: 35
    -3
    Pakistan is an attractive country for Russia
  • Anar
    Anar April 7 2021 15: 41
    0
    Pakistan is also one of the main military and political allies of Turkey. If a Russia-China-Pakistan-Turkey alliance is formed (order by military force), then the rest of the world will nervously smoke on the sidelines. And here is no longer any NATO will not dictate the rules.
  • yfast
    yfast April 7 2021 15: 44
    +2
    Soon our president will be called "Mr. Trumpet." Where else would the pipe be laid at the expense of the people's money, so that the pipe factories would continue to make a profit. Maybe in the USA?
    1. ANB
      ANB April 7 2021 16: 12
      +1
      ... Maybe in the USA?

      So already. The USA has already bought our LNG.
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft April 7 2021 16: 35
      -1
      Quote: yfast
      Where else to lay the pipe at the expense of the people's money

      At the expense of the people, if he is going to lay a pipe for free ...
      And if the pipe will be laid by organizations without state participation in them, then "your" money in this project does not concern "any side" ...
  • ximkim
    ximkim April 7 2021 16: 06
    +1
    Yes ... Lavrov is also the ambassador of Gazprom ..
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir April 7 2021 16: 56
    +2
    supplies of Russian energy resources to this Asian country with a population of about 210 million people.

    How long can you be a resource-based country? We need to restore the industry, invest in it, and not in the construction of another pipe. You cannot be forever a raw material appendage. One day it will come out sideways to us.
  • yfast
    yfast April 7 2021 16: 56
    0
    Quote: Lara Croft
    At the expense of the people, if he is going to lay a pipe for free ...
    And if the pipe will be laid by organizations without state participation in them, then "your" money in this project does not concern "any side" ...
    Try to lay at least something at least somewhere without state participation, you will be undressed, undressed and stuffed in your face.
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 7 2021 21: 25
    -3
       The Asian LNG market is currently the most profitable for suppliers - it is growing in volume and more marginal. Spot prices for LNG in North Asia are higher than European ones - about $ 7 / mn btu, and new players have been added to the main buyers - China, Japan and South Korea. It is not surprising that a record number of participants registered in the Pakistani tender for LNG supplies in May-June - 12 ..... It is possible that this is a game for the Europeans - do not allow building, "then you will be tortured to swallow dust" (c). laughing
    1. Vikxnumx
      Vikxnumx April 8 2021 09: 23
      0
      The Asian LNG market is currently the most profitable for suppliers - it is growing in volume and more marginal.

      Can you tell Power of Siberia about gas prices?
      And the payback period of the pipeline?
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 7 2021 21: 30
    -1
    Russian companies already supply LNG to Pakistan under swaps with Qatar.

    That is, Russian gas goes to the EU, where it turns into Qatari gas at the unloading port. And Qatari LNG in Pakistani ports turns into Russian. 

     

    Delivery will be carried out in the same way in case of winning the tender.

    there is no reassurance or resentment in this. business as usual laughing
  • Alexey from Perm
    Alexey from Perm April 7 2021 23: 10
    -1
    Yes, you hesitated with your flows, gasify Russia first, otherwise we will compensate the Russians for the mistakes of stupid "effective managers" ...
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova April 8 2021 08: 58
      +2
      everything is gasified where it is profitable to sell gas and there will never be gas in the village
  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 8 2021 15: 23
    0
    Quote: Alexey from Perm
    Yes, you hesitated with your flows, gasify Russia first, otherwise we will compensate the Russians for the mistakes of stupid "effective managers" ...

    Buy a balloon costs 350 rubles. laughing
  • garik77
    garik77 April 9 2021 12: 58
    0
    Not a bad alternative to the Indians, who began to show off a lot, bargaining for themselves not real concessions and discounts. Moreover, the United States severely limited Pakistan in the supply of weapons.
  • garik77
    garik77 April 9 2021 13: 01
    0
    Quote: Alexey from Perm
    Yes, you hesitated with your flows, gasify Russia first, otherwise we will compensate the Russians for the mistakes of stupid "effective managers" ...

    One does not interfere with the other. There is such a thing, anything can happen to gayropean flows, Uncle Sam will push the tomatoes and impose all sorts of conditions on our gas. And here is a real alternative, it will be possible to play with the gamerope and play a little so that they subside
  • aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 April 9 2021 13: 20
    0
    When the gas runs out, what will our children do?