India, Iran and Pakistan gas pipeline talks continue in Teheran

The two-day tripartite talks between India, Iran and Pakistan continued on their second day today in the Iranian capital. The talks are being held between the three countries to reach an agreement on pricing on the multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project.

Anil Razdan, special secretary in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, heads the Indian team.

Once the $7-billion, 2,700km gas pipeline project becomes operational, Iran will export 90-million cubic metres of natural gas to Pakistan and another 60-million cubic metres to India per day, traversing through Pakistani.

The third trilateral working group meeting of Iran, India and Pakistan was held in New Delhi on 3 August, 2006. The final gas transfer capacity of the pipeline will be 100- million cubic metres per day.