Turkmenistan signs deal with India, Pakistan

Source: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Turkmenistan today signed deal with India and Pakistan for proposed construction of 1680 km pipeline from Turkmenistan to India passing through Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pipeline can supply upto 90 million cubic meters a day. Prices and amount of gas for each country are not made public.
India was represented by state owned Gail Ltd while Pakistan was represented by privately run Pakistan's Inter State Gas System. Deal was signed in Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. Pipeline is projected to be operational in 2018.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan could not reach sales agreement but signed memorandum of understanding on long term gas cooperation
It was widely believed that gas for this pipeline would be sourced from Daulatabad field on the southern border of Turkmenistan. An official from the state gas company said that a portion of the fuel will eventually be drawn from the vast and yet-to-be developed South Yolotan field near the Afghan border.

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