Afghanistan Completes Technical Study of TAPI Pipeline Project

Afghanistan Completes Technical Study of TAPI Pipeline Project
The 1,800-kilometer-long TAPI gas pipeline is expected to transport 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

Technical study of the TAPI Pipeline Project has been completed and there is no obstacle ahead of its implementation, TOLOnews television network reported on Sunday citing the Deputy Minister of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan Zia Rahman Aryoubi.

According to the report, work on land acquisition in the western province of Herat is underway.

On January 17, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and Executive Director of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited met with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, National Defense and the Directorate General of Intelligence of Afghanistan to discuss the concept of security of the first phase of the TAPI project in Afghanistan.

The TAPI pipeline is expected to carry 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas each year along a route stretching 1,800 km from Galkynysh, the world's second-biggest gas field in Turkmenistan, to the Indian city of Fazilka near the Pakistan border.