Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was progressing as per the timelines agreed among the member countries and there is no delay in the project, APP reported on Thursday citing Pakistan’s Petroleum Division.
“The planned flow of non-compressed gas from the TAPI gas pipeline project is December 2023,” according to the official document.
Earlier, a senior official with knowledge of petroleum sector developments said he was confident that Pakistan would complete Phase-I of the project within a period of 30-month after initiating the ground work for laying the pipeline from Chaman to Multan via Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan, according to the APP.
The project is consisted of two phases. In the first phase, there will be free flow of gas in the pipeline, while in second phase compressor stations will be installed.
Under the project, he said, a 56-inch diameter 1,680 kilometers pipeline, having capacity to flow 90.6 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) gas, would be laid from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan up to Pak-India border.
As per the TAPI agreement, Pakistan and India will be provided nearly 37.52 mcm/d gas each and Afghanistan will be getting the share of about 14.158 mcm/d gas.
The senior Pakistani official said Turkmenistan had already completed the construction work on its section, while Afghanistan also performed groundbreaking of the project in 2018.
He noted that Pakistan was regularly contributing its committed share to carry out the project activities, which made significant progress during the current year, adding that the technical consultant of the project had been appointed and the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) completed for Pakistan-section of the project.