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Afghan government signs contract for Jawzjan’s $39mn dollar gas pipeline project

The contract for Jawzjan’s USD 39mn dollar gas pipeline project was signed on Sunday in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the presidential palace. The statement adds that the contract was signed between Ehsanullah Bayat, owner of the

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Afghan government promises a cut in gas prices

Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industries Humayoon Rasa pledged on Saturday to reduce gas prices in coming days. He was summoned by the Lower House or Wolesi Jirga to explain the sudden hike in gas prices. Gas price in capital

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Turkmenistan fires the starting pistol on TAPI pipeline

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdynukhamedov has ordered to begin work on the construction of the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. Holding the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan is keen to diversify its natural gas exports and the TAPI project has been

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Gas prices to drop soon in Afghan markets

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) announced on Monday that the price of gas is soon going to drop as the country is expected more gas imports at Hairaton port. Ministry spokesperson Musafar Quqandi said the sudden rise

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“TAPI- a pipeline of opportunities”-Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Dr. Daud Saba, regarded the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline as a pipeline of opportunities that will bring Afghanistan, Pakistan and India closer. Dr. Saba assured that the representatives of both Pakistan and India were

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Ministry of Commerce to fix price of gas in Kabul

The Ministry of Commerce has promised to hold a meeting with private sector representatives to fix the price of liquefied gas in Kabul. This comes as the price of gas remains high in some areas of Kabul, while it has

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Oil price drops by 20% in Afghanistan

Oil price has declined by 40% around the world over the past 5 years, which has resulted in a 20% decline in oil price in Afghanistan. Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) spokesperson, Musafir Quqandi, said the Ministry would

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Operational accord signed on TAPI gas pipeline

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India signed an operational agreement on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project. The 700km pipeline will deliver up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas annually with Afghanistan receiving 16% of the gas and Pakistan and India

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Transaction Advisory Services Agreement on TAPI to be signed soon

According to reports, the Transaction Advisory Services Agreement (TASA) on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline is expected to be signed in the next two days. As per the accord, the Asian Development Bank, which was recently appointed as Transaction Adviser for

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Fuel prices on the rise before arrival of winter season

A number of Kabul residents have complained about the escalating fuel prices before the arrival of the winter season. The residents accused the government of failing to bring down fuel prices. Meanwhile, government officials have promised to prevent any further

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Afghanistan in need of gas storage facilities, says experts

Economic pundits have expressed concerns over the shortage of proper storage facilities in Afghanistan. This comes as work on the Turkmenistan-Afghaistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project has commenced and is expected to be completed by 2017. Experts said that once the TAPI gas

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Price of gold and gas go down in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The prices of gold and gas decreased and that of other daily-use items stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. One gram of Arabian gold price decreased from 2,200 afghanis

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Traders smuggle LPG from Afghanistan to Pakistan

Officials of the Oil and Gas Enterprise of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries said that a number of Afghan and Pakistani traders are involved in smuggling Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) through the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Afghanistan into

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Afghanistan pushes for CNG in cars and thermal power plants

Officials of Afghanistan Natural Compressed Gas Department emphasized on installing gas system in cars and generators to reduce cost and prevent air pollution. According to the department, using natural compressed gas in thermal power plants will reduce the government’s costs

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Fuel and gold prices down in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: The price of diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and gold fell, but food rates remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of one litre of diesel fell

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“Afghan government was negligent about the TAPI project”

A number of political and economic pundits believe that the agreement over the gas pipeline between Iran and Pakistan will prove to be detrimental to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project. Iran and Pakistan recently launched work on the construction of a

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ACCI calls for control of substandard fuel entering Afghanistan

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) called for the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to carryout enhanced observations of the fuel. The request comes as the Ministry of Commerce Oil and Gas Enterprise Department reduced prices on the fuel

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Afghan commerce ministry fixes the rate for liquefied gas at 55 AFN per kg

Amid complaints about the sales of liquefied gas at high rates ranging between 65 and 70 AFN,  the Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced on Monday that the rate for liquefied gas is fixed at 55 AFN per kilogram in

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India committed to the execution of TAPI project by 2017

India renewed its commitment to the execution of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project by 2017. President Pranab Mukherjee said India is fully committed to implementing the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Project by August 2017. During his interaction with Deputy Prime Minister

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Rising fuel prices linked to road blockades

PAN-Fuel, excluding diesel, and gold prices went up in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, dealers said on Thursday. Haji Sultan, who owns a wood stall in Dashti-i-Barchi neighbourhood, said 560 kilograms of cedar wood went up by 200 afghanis

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Hundreds burned or killed by unsafe gas cylinders and cookers every year in Afghanistan

By Ahmad Masoud Blasts caused by low quality gas cylinders, pressure cookers and contaminated fuels are causing burns to thousands of people in Afghanistan every year. Sources in the Ministry of Public Health say that out of 24,000 burn cases

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Distress on the rise as gas prices are increasing

As the winter season has approached, gas prices have jumped up by 30%. A number of Kabul residents blame the government for its lack of attention in this regard Presently, liquid gas is sold at 70 AFN per kilo, while

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Illegal transfer of gas to Pakistan from Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries called on the national security agencies to prevent the illegal transfer of gas to Pakistan. According to the ministry officials, gas is imported from several countries to Afghanistan to meet the demands; however, it

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No international pipeline firm ready to implement TAPI gas project

Billed as ‘Peace Pipeline’ for the troubled South-Asia region, the US-backed $9-billion TAPI gas pipeline has got stuck with no international pipeline company willing to implement it unless Turkmenistan gives a share in the gas fields, officials said today. According to the

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Discussions on the implementation of TAPI project in Ashgabat

Several meetings have been held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to discuss the implementation of the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India and Pakistan through Afghanistan. The meetings have been convened by the Turkmen Gas Company, who is also organizing the implementation

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