New Delhi: India will buy gas from Turkmenistan at a price indexed to fuel oil, a cheap byproduct of oil refining, instead of crude that makes imports costlier than domestic supplies.

New Delhi The Cabinet on Thursday approved the purchase of natural gas from Turkmenistan through a 1700 km cross-border pipeline passing through Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Petroleum and natural gas minister S Jaipal Reddy would be visiting Turkmenistan on May 23-24 to sign the Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA). While the transportation charges for gas would be decided by the consortium of companies that would construct the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) pipeline, India would pay a $0.50 per million metric British thermal unit (mmBtu) transit fee to Afghanistan and Pakistan for letting gas through their territory.

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India and Pakistan today agreed in-principle to have a uniform transit fee for ferrying natural gas through the proposed $7.6 billion pipeline from Turkmenistan.

India will pay a transit fee to Pakistan and Afghanistan for getting its share of 38 million standard cubic metres per day of gas through the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, while Islamabad has to pay ferrying charges only to Afghanistan for allowing passage of the fuel.

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