Energy crisis: India offers gas export to Pakistan

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  1. Yusuf

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    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.

    However, before a formal proposal is made to the Pakistani side, it needs the blessing of the ministry of external affairs, sources said.

    Pakistan may experience its worst gas crisis in 2016 when shortfall is expected to hit 3.021 billion cubic feet per day as supply-demand position deteriorates, the State Bank of Pakistan had said in December last year.

    Unlike India, Pakistan has till now not built a LNG import terminal and so buying gas from GAIL pipeline may make economic sense for the Islamic nation. Gas supply in Pakistan at around 5.497 bcfd in the year to June 30, 2012 is short of demand by 2.458 bcfd. Supplies, according to the State Bank of Pakistan, are likely to increase to 6.354 bcfd in 2015-16 but the deficit will expand further to 3.021 bcfd.

    Sources said a LNG terminal will take a minimum of four years to build while the GAIL pipeline can be expanded into Lahore within months.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/12356281.cms

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  3. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Yusuf, the trick to controlling Pakistan is to make its economy partially dependent on us.

    Imagine if in 10 years 20% of Paki economy is tied to us. For us cutting it off will hardly impact our economy, but for them it would be suicide. Once their economic dependence on us goes past their economic dependence on China, they are screwed.

    Think Chanakya with the pukes.
     
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    Laato ke bhoot baton se nahi maante
     
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    GAIL is a commercial entity. We have no trade/economic sanctions on Pakistan.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    :rofl: that cracked me up dude ... nice one.
     
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    Trackwhack got a point mate. India has tried every other option ranging from diplomatic missions to Cricket diplomacy, let us try this one out too.

    On a side note, I also think we should leave Pakistan as where it is right now, fortify our borders and strengthen our military. The road Pakistan is in currently, will take it to it's own grave.

    I am being two-minded here.
     
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    Soon the GOI will start giving Military AID to isi and pakistan.....trust me it id possible with this type of a spineless government! Damn foolish! Yuk!!
     
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    Selling electricity, offering gas, request to move Afghan ores through Pakistan, TAPI, MFN - Lots of extraordinary things are being talked about these days. Maybe something is happening in the background between India and Pakistan. But havent seen any action on the ground on any of these except for that MFN thing, even that is stalled of now I assume.
     
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    ho sakta hai m. its better to provide cheaper gas to poors then exporting to pak
     
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