BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 9
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan is the leader in terms of gasoline supplies to Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenportal information portal.
Turkmenistan is also one of the three largest suppliers of diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas, the report says.
Afghanistan purchased more than 337,000 tons of motor gasoline and about 40,000 tons of diesel fuel of various brands, more than 147,000 tons of liquefied gas, more than 4,000 tons of gas condensate, about 1,400 tons of polypropylene, and other products of the oil and gas sector, with a total cost of more than $ 230 million for 9 months of 2020.
In addition, duty-free deliveries of petroleum products were carried out to Afghanistan, including more than 140,000 tons of diesel fuel, 30,000 tons of aviation kerosene, and other fuel and energy products. Their value in the first three quarters of 2020 amounted to more than $180 million.
Fuel from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan is transported mainly by rail. The international steel highway of the first stage Atamurat-Ymamnazar-Akina was put into operation at the end of 2016.
A major facility on the entire 88-kilometer route is the terminal for receiving, storing, and shipping petroleum products in Ymamnazar.
Earlier, Rashid Meredov and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar discussed the promotion of joint transport and energy projects.
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding on land selection as part of the Afghan part of the TAPI gas pipeline project.
The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Galkynysh – TAPI Pipeline Company Limited with the participation of the Asian Development Bank.
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