Groundbreaking ceremony of TAPI gas pipeline project today

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will represent Pakistan at groundbreaking ceremony of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project today.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to be performed at the Turkmen border city of Serhetabat to take the pipeline to Afghanistan.

The grand inaugural ceremony would be preceded by a Steering Committee meeting of the project’s participating countries–Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India at Mary City in Turkmenistan.

The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) gas pipeline project aims to bring natural gas from the Gylkynish and adjacent gas fields in Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The ADB is acting as the facilitator and coordinator for the project. The feasibility study, proposed to lay a 56-inch diameter 1,680 KM pipeline with design capacity of 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per annum (Bcfd) from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan up to Pak-India border.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Gas Volume: 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (Bcfd)

Gas Supplier: Turkmenistan

Gas Buyers: Afghanistan (500 MMcfd), Pakistan (1,325 MMcfd) and India 1,325 MMcfd)

Supply Source: Gylkynish and adjacent gas fields

Pipeline Dia: 56-Inch

Proposed Route: Supply Source: Heart – Kandahar – Chamman – Zhob – DG Khan – Multan – Fazilika (Pak-India Border) with total Length of 1,680 KM

First Gas Flow: 2020