Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak has stated that Russia can send its natural gas to Pakistani and Afghani markets.
According to Novak, Russia can send gas either through Central Asian infrastructure or through a swap from Iranian territory.
Earlier on December 5, Pakistan’s State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik stated that negotiations with Russian private firms for the import of Liquefied Natural Gas were underway (LNG).
He also stated that Islamabad was in contact with Russia’s state LNG producers.
The state minister stated that significant progress has been made in talks with Moscow regarding pipeline projects.
Earlier in September, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said, “Russia has proposed its gas pipelines infrastructure has been extended to Central Asian states which can be extended to Pakistan through Afghanistan to provide gas supplies”.
Furthermore, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister stated that Moscow is prepared to resume gas supplies to Europe via the Yamal-e-Europe pipeline.
“The European market remains relevant, as the gas shortage persists, and we have every opportunity to resume supplies,” Novak said.