India offers gas export to Pakistan

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    Energy crisis: India offers gas export to Pakistan - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: After fuel, India is offering to export natural gas to Pakistan to help the neighbouring country tide over its gas crisis.

    State-owned GAIL's just commissioned natural gas pipeline from west coast to Bhatinda in Punjab is barely 25-km away from Pakistan border and the gas utility is proposing that the line can be extended to Lahore in no time, sources privy to the development said.

    GAIL plans to import liquefied natural gas or LNG (natural gas that has been liquefied at sub-zero temperature and shipped in cryogenic vessels) at Dahej or Hazira import terminals in Gujarat. It plans to move this gas through the Dahej-Vijaipur-Dadri-Bawana-Nangal-Bhatinda pipeline to Punjab and then into Pakistan.
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    Wierd, Pakistan has huge Natural Gas reserves, Are they not keen on their own Gas
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    All thanks to Ghaddari & Co crooks. Pakistan has enough proven and discovered gas reserves for another 35 years which can be brought to the grid for as less as $4 per btu by local companies.

    We can only hope tat the next government will be less corrupt and more focused on development.

    I think Pakistan should go for it. Make a deal for Lahore only and divert our own gas to other area's. That way we won't be too dependant on India and will benefit from the offer. After all 25km pipeline is a minor investment and can be completed in months.
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    Energy crisis: India offers gas export to Pakistan - The Times of India
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    Now this not just much needed, but it is superbly economically viable and all round great for Pakistan. It's great for your GDP growth because your industries need it. It's great for employment because more shifts that factory can run, more workers are hired. More you export , perhaps back to India... cycle of just win win.

    BUT... I'm sure PDF posters will have their views here :)
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    yeah. a real win-win situation.
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    We should promote bilateral and fair trade where both countries can benefits, its good for peace and prosperity, rather spending too much on defence we should both spend on welfare of our people
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    Dahej-Vijaipur-Dadri-Bawana-Nangal-Bhatinda pipelinewill provide natural gas for National Fertiliser Plants in Nangal and Bathinda.Who came up the number's that Bathinda is 25 Km of the border :woot:
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    India itself wants to import gas from Iran via IPI or from Turkemanistan via TAPI yet thinks of us as a bunch of fools to purchase gas from an already energy and gas starved country which can turn the tap off anything..huh!
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    RIF........
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    Good profitable business!

    This explains why govt. of Pakistan impose higher taxes on Pakistanis on imports of alternate energy systems!!!
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    Let's hope for the best
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    Its a good move by India to improve relations. Pakistan should use the extended hand of friendship for its own benefit. I personally see no negatives in this. One should not hesitate to trade with someone even considered as an enemy. CBM (confidence building measures) are a way to solve relationship problems, to decrease the amount of trust deficit, move it to neutral territory and eventually to positive territory. Not having mutual trade between the two nations are lost opportunity costs for both nations.
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    Its a nice offer, must be appreciated.... But I don't think we need to import gas from India not for the reason that it will be coming from India but for the reason that we must reduce our dependence on natural gas.. Most prolly we'll be generating electricity from it or we'll be supplying it industries which in turn will also be generating electricity... Its not a good idea, Pakistan must shift to cheaper sources like hydel, coal etc..
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