Under the revised agreement, Pakistan would no longer have to pay a fine to Iran and Iran would not go to an arbitration tribunal if it delayed the construction of IP pipelines. Due to concerns about the pipeline attacked by the Baluchi insurgents, another offshore route has been proposed between Iran and the maritime border between India and Pakistan, off Kutch. Under this proposal, one branch should leave from there for Pakistan, while others after Kutch should run.   Authorities blamed the lack of security and old infrastructure for the explosion on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in a gas pipeline near the southern Iranian city of Mahshahr. One child, a woman and two others were killed in the explosion.  Gas is expected to That will cost $11 per million British thermal units (38 USD/MWh) from Iran, compared to $13 per million British thermal units (44 USD/MWh) which are expected to be the price of gas delivered by the proposed Trans-Afghanistan pipeline and $18 per million British thermal units (61 USD/MWh) of imported LNG facilities.  Inter-State Gas Systems (ISGS) and the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) have signed a revised agreement on the much-delayed Iran-Pakistan (IP) pipeline project, he said on Monday. “Pakistan`s economic situation is much worse than at the beginning of the project,” Aman said, adding that the pipeline would have had a huge impact on the region`s geopolitics. On 12 June 2013, Pakistan`s newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif fuelled fears that the project would be abandoned and said the Pakistani government was committed to the project and wanted the first gas flow from the pipeline in December 2014. The Prime Minister also said that his government planned to engage in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline project.  In October 2018, Iranian Parliament spokesman Ari Larijani blamed the lingering threat of U.S. sanctions against Iran for delaying the construction of the pipeline.  In May 2019, the Pakistani part of the pipeline was completed, but Iranian officials said it was impossible to build the Iranian side as long as U.S.
sanctions were in effect.  The pipeline`s initial capacity was expected to be 22 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year, which would then be increased to 55 billion cubic metres (1.9 trillion cubic feet).  However, as a bilateral project between Iran and Pakistan, the pipeline will carry only 8.7 billion cubic metres of gas per year as contracted and will carry 40 billion cubic meters (1.400 billion cubic feet) as maximum capacity.