The European Union’s executive arm announced plans on Wednesday aimed at stopping its countries from striking bilateral deals that cede too much power to oil and gas exporters like Russia.

Ministerial discussions between the four countries to start tomorrow.
India is likely to extend the deadline for signing a gas sales and purchase agreement for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline.

New Delhi, Dec.

Atul Aneja

DUBAI: The long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan- India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is heading for a breakthrough during a proposed four nation summit at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan next month, a senior Afghan Minister has said.

Afghanistan's Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani told The Hindu on the sidelines of a major investment conference on Afghanistan in Dubai that th

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have signed a framework agreement on moving forward a stalled project to build a gas pipeline from the energy-rich ex-Soviet state to the east, official media said Tuesday.

Pakistan is likely to bring Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from Turkmenistan to meet its energy requirements besides offering Turkmenistan a facility at Gwadar Port for processing gas and export to other markets of the region.

The surface of our planet is mainly water, yet usable water is in short supply. In some parts of Africa people have to walk several kilometres a day to get water, and they are the lucky ones. There, and in Asia, the prospect of conflicts over water is increasing. A particular example is the scheme to bring more water into Turkmenistan and its capital city, Ashgabat.

India's decision to join the Turkmenistan pipeline project which is more hazardous than the Iranian channel is puzzling.

Turkmenistan intends to create a huge lake in the desert by filling a natural depression with drainage water. Critics say it's a bad idea that could even spark a war.

The long-forgotten Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline projects are back in active consideration.