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Afghanistan signs operational agreement on TAPI gas pipeline

July 18, 2014
An operational agreement was signed on Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The agreement was signed during a meeting on 8th July in Ashghabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, by Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
The TAPI Steering Committee meeting also focused on all technical details, specifications of gas, gas flow, pipe length and diameter of the gas pipeline. The 1,735-kilometre Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) pipeline would carry gas from Turkmenistan to India while crossing through Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pakistan and India would each get about 42 per cent of the gas, according to the preliminary breakdown, while Afghanistan would get the remainder. It is estimated that the TAPI gas pipeline would deliver up to 33 billion cubic metres of gas annually.