Thursday, January 22, 2009

TAPI Petroleum Gas Pipeline

The Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India Petroleum Gas pipeline is scheduled for the start of construction in 2010 and the projections are that it will provide its first supply to India by 2015. The pipeline will run 1040 mi (1,680 km) pipeline will run from the Dauletabad Gas field in Turkmenistan to the Indian town of Fazilka, running through southern Afghanistan (Herat-Kandahar);and Quetta and Multan in Pakistan. As of 2006, Dauletabad had around 1.4 trillion cubic meters of gas reserves left. The pipeline has ane stimated cost of $ 7.6 million and the Asian Development Bank is co-ordinating efforts of the steering committee of the four nations' petroleum ministers. ADB is providing technical assistance in the form of feasibility studies, etc and it's agreed to provide financing for the project subject to the condition that it wouldn't crowd out private investors.
The project according to ADB studies is economically and financially feasible. The pipeline has a designed capacity of 3.2 billion cubic feet per day (around 30 billion cubic meters per year)


  1. Pipelines for petroleum gas must be sealed enough to avoid danger to the public. And I know that those countries are prepared enough to make this kind of project.

  2. I do hope that they will have a successful construction for their gas pipeline so that it will not have problem that may result to danger especially for the contractors.