Iran invites Bangladesh to join cross-border gas grid
- Yes but if Iran keeps trying to build Nuclear Bombs, UN Sanctions have already blocked construction of this Pipe Line. Iran, run by un-democratically elected crazy Islamic Clergy is not relenting on building Atomic Bombs so, this project is going to sit frozen until some political change takes place in Iran.
Iranian Mollaas are so, ignorant they had only found out more than two decades after USSR had built its Natural Gas Pipe Line (going to Europe as far as even up to Spain) that they could also sell their Gas the same way.
You would be dealing with a 7th Century backwards regime there and have to take everything they with a Grain of Salt. Russian Electric Power Lines may reach Pakistan before that.
Russia has so many Rivers and Nuclear Power Plants that she has agreed to sell Electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Bangladesh and India should look at the possibility if Russia can sell Electricity to us also. Russian Electricity may reach Bangladesh before that Iranian Pipe Line even starts getting laid down because Russia had good relations with USA now.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Isha Khan <bdmailer@...> wrote:
> *Iran invites Bangladesh to join cross-border gas grid
> In 2000, Iranian government launched talks with officials of India and
> Pakistan on the possible routes, modes of transport, and geopolitical
> Iran has shown interest to involve Bangladesh in its planned cross-border
> gas pipeline, which will guarantee supply to energy-deficient Pakistan and
> India, officials said Saturday.
> In a recent letter to the Finance Ministry's Economic Relations Division
> (ERD), the Iranian ambassador in Dhaka said Bangladesh could join the IPI
> pipeline project to be built to supply natural gas from Iran, the officials
> said."We have forwarded the letter of Iranian envoy to the energy division.
> The division will now chart its own course," a senior ERD official told the
> FE.He said since the tri-nation gas pipeline is supposed to reach up to the
> Indian city of Kolkata, Bangladesh can be linked to the grid to secure gas
> supply by Iran.
> In 1995, Iran had signed a deal with Pakistan to export gas, but
> subsequently Tehran tapped Pakistan's nuclear rival India to participate in
> the trilateral grid scheme. In 2000, Iranian government launched talks with
> officials of India and Pakistan on the possible routes, modes of transport,
> and geopolitical situation.
> Dubbed the "peace pipeline," the gas pipeline would traverse over 2,775
> kilometres from Iran's South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf through the
> Pakistani city of Khuzdar, with one branch going on to Karachi and a second
> branch extending to Multan and then on to India.
> According to the Oil and Gas Journal, Iran has an estimated proven natural
> gas reserve of 1,045 trillion cubic feet (tcf), second only to Russia.
> Russia is the top reserve holder in the world with its 1,680 tcf of proven
> natural gas reserve as of January 2010, the Oil and Gas Journal said.
> The ERD official said Iran has indicated that the pipeline may stretch up to
> Kolkata and urged Bangladesh to explore the possibility of its inclusion.He
> said, "It is really a great opportunity for Bangladesh as the country's
> recoverable gas reserve would start drying up from 2013."
> At present, Bangladesh has a shortage of nearly 300 million cubic feet (mcf)
> of gas supply per day against total demand of 2300mcf of gas.Nearly 87 per
> cent of Bangladesh's electricity is generated from natural gas-a scarce
> resource Petrobangla said could deplete by 2015.
> A senior Petrobangla official said the government should diversify its
> import sources in view of the country's limited reserves of 12-tcf and the
> demand for energy that is surging past 8.0 per cent a year. He said, "I
> think gas import from Iran is a viable option for Dhaka." He said that the
> government should join negotiation with Iranian, Pakistani and Indian
> government for the proposed IPI pipeline."Kolkata is very close to
> Bangladesh. It will be easier for the government to bring the pipeline to
> our border."