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Shebonti Ray Dadwal’s Article on Tapi Pipe line Published in Rediff News

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  • June 04, 2012

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Ms Shebonti Ray Dadwal’s article on Tapi Pipe line, titled, ‘TAPI pipeline: Not a done deal, yet’ was published in Rediff News on June 1, 2012.


    On May 23, GAIL India, Pakistan's Inter State Gas Systems and Turkmenistan's state gas company Turkmengaz signed the General Sales Purchase Agreements for the ambitious transcontinental gas pipeline project which would see Turkmen gas being delivered to India and Pakistan via Afghanistan in 2018.

    Interestingly, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan signed only a MoU for cooperation in the gas sector, leaving the signing of a GSPA till negotiations on prices were agreed upon.

    The 1,700-kilometre pipeline, once constructed, will transport some 90 billion cubic metres of gas per year for 30 years from Turkmenistan's giant Galkynysh field to energy-hungry consumers in Pakistan and India as well as relieving shortages in Afghanistan.

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