Posted by: mulrickillion | January 3, 2012

Afghanistan blocks progress on Tapi gas pipeline project

By Monitoring Desk, ISLAMABAD – 2nd January 2012 —

Afghanistan has reportedly blocked further progress on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project, due to differences on pricing of gas, official documents exclusively made available to Business Recorder indicate.

This information is contained in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA) 7756-Regional: Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project progress report which has been dispatched to the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr. Asim Hussain, Indian Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Oil and Gas and Natural Resources Turkmenistan and Minister for Mines, Afghanistan Wahidullah Shahrani.

ADB had earmarked $ 225,000 TA aimed at facilitating negotiations amongst the four parties.

The governments of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan , Pakistan, and India have been consulted by the Bank on the extent of assistance needed to facilitate the necessary agreements to trade in the exportation and importation of natural gas in the four countries. . . .

Afghanistan blocks progress on Tapi gas pipeline project | AAJ News

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See also Iran signs fuel deal with Afghanistan: media

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