Ministry pursuing international gas pipeline projects to meet energy needs

ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP):The Petroleum Division of Ministry of Energy was aggressively pursuing the international gas pipeline projects to meet the energy needs of the country.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project and North South Gas Pipeline Project were clear illustrations of such efforts of the Ministry of Energy, said a press release issued here Sunday.

The TAPI Project has achieved substantial progress during the current year. The Heads of Terms of the Host Government Agreement have been signed with the TAPI Project Company in order to enable the company to start construction work in Pakistan. The ground breaking ceremony for Pakistan segment of the Project is also being planned, which is expected to be held shortly. The TAPI Project Company (TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) has established its project office in Dubai and also opened a branch office in Islamabad. To fund the project activities, the Government of Pakistan is regularly contributing its committed share in the Project.