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News ID: 148
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 12:31 - 21 February 2013
A new round of talks has been held between Iran and Pakistan in which the transfered gas price has been discussed, with no desirable result for the Pakistani side.

The meeting was held in Islamabad with oil and energy ministers of the two countries after Iran declined Pakistan's recent request for discount.

In this meeting Iran Oil Minister Rostam Ghasemi and Pakistan Energy and Natural Resources Minister will discuss latest mutual agreements for the transfer of South Pars sour gas.

Although Iran has agreed to fund the construction of gas pipelines in the Pakistani soil, Islamabad is demanding for discount in the delivered gas price.

Asim Hussein, Consultant to Pakistan's Prime Minister in Oil Affairs has pointed to the resumption of negotiations with Iran and said "We ask Tehran to lower its gas price to the level of the TAPI gas.”

The Iranian Oil Minister prior to his visit to Islamabad has told Mehr News Agency that the contract with Pakistan is final, denying the consideration of any discount. "The construction of the pipeline in Pakistan will soon initiate with Iranian fund,” he said.

The pipeline, stretched from the Iranian border into the Pakistani soil for the conveyance of 750 million m3 gas per day, will set back Iran $1.5.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has lately said that although the US does not approve of attempts to transfer Iranian gas to Pakistan, it supports any other ways of solving Pakistan's energy problems.

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