Iran`s stretch of the pipeline is 1,100 km long. It starts from the Pars energy zone to Iranshahr and Bushehr. Then we go through Fars, Kerman, Hormozghan and Sistan – Balochistan. The Pakistani part of the pipeline will be about 780 km long from the Pakistani border to Nawabshah. About 665 km of the section will pass through Balochistan and 115 km to Sindh. [8] The Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline, also known as the Peace Pipeline or IP Gas[2], is a 2,775-kilometer (1,724-mile) pipeline under construction to supply natural gas from Iran to Pakistan. Peter Frankopan, a professor of global history at Oxford University, told DW, however, that even without US sanctions, the pipeline deal would have been problematic for “cost, safety and strategic” reasons. The length of the pipeline supplied by the south pars was indicated differently with 900 kilometers (560 miles), [11] 1,035 kilometers (643 miles), [12] and 2775 kilometers (1724 miles). [41] It begins in Asalouyeh and stretches for 1172 kilometers (728 miles) through Iran. The Iranian section is known as Iran`s seventh supraregional gas pipeline. The first part of this stretch, 902 kilometers (560 miles) long, runs from Asalouyeh to Iranshahr.

The second part of 270 kilometers (170 miles) runs from Iranshahr to the Iran-Pakistan border. [42] From 2017 to 2019, there was no update on the development of the project. However, in September 2019, Pakistan`s Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS) and the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) drafted a new agreement for the construction of the pipeline. Under the new agreement, the countries would “mutually calculate a practical solution for the completion of the project” and Pakistan is expected to build its part of the project by 2024. [7] Due to concerns about the attack on the Beluch gas pipeline, another offshore route connecting Iran to the maritime border between India and Pakistan off Kutch has been proposed. According to this proposal, one branch was to march towards Pakistan, while another branch was to march towards Kutch. [45] [46] According to the April 2014 article, Iran is considering abandoning this gas pipeline project. [26] The project was revived in 2004 following the december 2003 release of THE Peace and Prosperity Gas Pipeline by Pakistani oil engineer Gulfaraz Ahmed of UNDP. The report highlighted the benefits of the pipeline to Pakistan, India and Iran. [7] The initial capacity of the pipeline is expected to be 22 billion cubic metres (780 billion cubic feet) of natural gas per year, which is then expected to be increased to 55 billion cubic metres (1.9 trillion cubic feet). [47] However, as a bilateral project between Iran and Pakistan, the pipeline will only transport 8.7 billion cubic meters (310 billion cubic feet) of gas per year, as contractually agreed, and 40 billion cubic meters (1.4 trillion cubic feet) as maximum capacity. The pipe has a diameter of 56 inches (1,400 mm).

[48] It is expected to cost $7.5 billion and be operational by 2013. [5] [48] Quoting Mobin Saulat, director general of Pakistan Inter State Gas, the report states that “it is impossible to complete the IP (Iran-Pakistan) pipeline project due to the United States…