December 07, 2018: Muhammetmyrat Amanov, CEO, TAPI Pipeline Company Limited called on Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan, on Friday to discuss four states pipeline and mutual collaboration amongst them.
Federal Minister said that first inter government agreement of TAPI was signed in 2010, therefore this project should be completed at the earliest.
TAPI Limited desires to have an inaugural ceremony in March 2019 in Pakistan. At the ceremony it will request head of states of all 4 countries to attend the formality.
Federal Minister further added that the total pipe length is 1680 km (from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan up to Pak-India border), and the total gas volume is 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.
The estimated cost of the project is $8.5 billion. Turkmengaz was nominated as consortium leader in August 2015 with 85% shareholding and Pakistan, India and Afghanistan having 5% shares each.
The meeting was also attended by Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Mubeen Saulat, MD, ISGSC and Sher Afghan Khan, Additional Secretary Petroleum.