Pakistan, India, Afghanistan sign Tapi gas pipeline deal

An operational agreement on the Tapi gas pipeline was signed by Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India last week.

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Published: Sun 20 Jul 2014, 12:04 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:05 AM

Federal Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Inter-State Gas Systems’ managing director Mubeen Saulat represented Pakistan in the meeting and hailed the progress as a ‘great milestone.’

In addition to recording of pressure, points of compressors etc all technical details, specifications of gas, gas flow, pipe length, diameter were discussed during a meeting of the Tapi Steering Committee held in Ashgabat.

The accord relates to the 1,735-km Tapi (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline, which would carry gas from Turkmenistan to India while crossing through Afghanistan and Pakistan.

According to a preliminary breakdown, Pakistan and India would each get about 42 per cent of the gas and Afghanistan the remainder.

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