Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India Pipeline Map

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The dotted red line under construction almost ran alongside the northern border of Afghanistan thru Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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According to this map of the oil Pipelines in the Caspian region, Iran has no direct oil pipelines to Europe, and a proposed pipeline to Asia has been blocked for years because of quarreling between India and Pakistan and instability in Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s FM on Thursday said implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline was beneficial for the entire region, with Afghanistan alone to get $1 billion as transit fee and royalty.

Afghanistan is estimated to have more than $1 trillion in minerals and rare earth reserves.

China is eager to explore them within the BRI following Washington’s poor performance in delivering major energy, infrastructure, and connectivity projects over the past 20 years.

Why China won't need a pipeline thru Afghanistan: There are already multiple oil/gas pipelines from Central Asia to China.

Who is funding the pipeline?  Could it possibly be Burisma?  Is this an arms-for-pipeline Biden political deal?

 I can describe the general route of the proposed Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Pakistan-India (ATPI) pipeline.

The ATPI pipeline, also known as the TAPI pipeline, is a natural gas pipeline project that aims to transport natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Here's a description of the general route:

Turkmenistan: The pipeline originates in the Galkynysh gas field in southeastern Turkmenistan, one of the world's largest gas reserves.

Afghanistan: The pipeline enters Afghanistan from Turkmenistan and passes through the western part of the country, primarily following the route of Herat, Farah, and Helmand provinces. It then continues towards the southern border of Afghanistan.

Pakistan: After crossing the border into Pakistan, the pipeline enters the southwestern province of Balochistan. It passes through Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, and continues towards the eastern part of the country.

India: The pipeline crosses the border into India in the state of Punjab and travels through the northern regions of Rajasthan and Haryana. It then extends further eastward, passing through the state of Uttar Pradesh and ultimately terminating at the city of Fazilka in Punjab.

The pipeline has a proposed length of around 1,814 kilometers (1,127 miles). It is designed to have a capacity of transporting around 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. The project is aimed at facilitating the export of Turkmenistan's natural gas resources to the energy markets of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, providing economic benefits and promoting regional cooperation in the energy sector.