Afghanistan Oil Pipeline
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Afghanistan Oil Pipeline was a proposed oil pipeline in Asia.
The pipeline would have originated in Türkmenabat, Azerbaijan, and terminated at the Arabian Sea Coast.
- Operator: Unocal
- Current capacity:
- Proposed capacity: 1,000,000 barrels per day
- Length: 1,600 kilometers
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
The pipeline was proposed to transport oil from Azerbaijan and Central Asia through Afghanistan to Pakistan and/or India. In the 1990s, the American Unocal Corporation considered in addition to the Trans-Afghanistan Gas Pipeline building also a 1,000 mile (1,600 km) long 1,000,000 barrels per day (~5.0×107 t/a) oil pipeline to link Türkmenabat (former Chardzou), Turkmenistan to Pakistan's Arabian Sea Coast. Through the Omsk (Russia) – Pavlodar (Kasakhstan) – Shymkent – Türkmenabat pipeline, it would provide a possible alternative export route for regional oil production from the Caspian Sea. The pipeline was expected to cost US$2.5 billion. However, due to political and security instability, this project was cancelled.
Articles and resources
- Afghanistan Oil Pipeline , Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
- Seth Stevenson (2001-12-06). Pipe Dreams. Slate. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.
- Malcolm Haslett (2001-10-29). "Afghanistan: the pipeline war?", BBC. Retrieved on 2008-08-09. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008.