Company incorporated for TAPI gas pipeline

GAIL (India) Ltd. reported the establishment of a company that will build, own, and operate the 1,800-km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

GAIL (India) Ltd. reported the establishment of a company that will build, own, and operate the 1,800-km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline (OGJ Online, Oct. 14, 2014).

State gas companies from four countries own equal shares of the company, TAPI Pipeline Co. Ltd. The company has been incorporated as a special purpose vehicle responsible for finance, design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

The TAPI pipeline will export as much as 33 billion cu m/year from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India over 30 years.

TAPI will carry 90 million standard cu m/day (MMscmd), of which India and Pakistan will each receive 38 MMscmd. Afghanistan’s share is 14 MMscmd, but GAIL said Afghanistan has indicated it will be taking volumes of 1.5-4 MMscmd. Volumes not taken by Afghanistan can be equally shared between India and Pakistan.

GAIL said the landfall point of the pipeline in India will be at Fazilka, Punjab.

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