Afghanistan Oil Pipeline

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Afghanistan Oil Pipeline was a proposed oil pipeline in Asia that is now cancelled.[1]


The pipeline would have originated in Türkmenabat, Azerbaijan, and terminated at the Arabian Sea Coast.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Unocal[1]
  • Owner: Unocal[1]
  • Parent company: Chevron Corp.
  • Capacity: 1,000,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 1,600 kilometers / 994 miles[1]
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  • Status: Cancelled[2]
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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.[3][2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Afghanistan Oil Pipeline , Wikipedia, accessed September 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Malcolm Haslett (2001-10-29). "Afghanistan: the pipeline war?". BBC. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Seth Stevenson (2001-12-06). "Pipe Dreams". Slate. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)

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