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Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
February 28, 2018
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
There's coal in them thar Afghan hills.
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
February 27, 2018
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
Yet another ceremony to mark progress on the TAPI pipeline.
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
October 18, 2017
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
July 10, 2017
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
As usual, there’s plenty of official optimism.
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
May 23, 2017
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
During his second visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev agreed to join the pipeline project.
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
April 25, 2017
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
Reports of a late resolution of a dispute with a Chinese supplier show further problems in Turkmenistan's gas industry.
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
April 12, 2017
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
March 30, 2017
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
The insurgent group claims to contest 167 more, many in southern, western and northern Afghanistan.
Taliban Claims to Control 34 Districts in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
February 24, 2017
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
Progress has been excruciatingly slow but the governments involved remain optimistic.
Afghanistan Shouldn’t Start Counting TAPI Revenue Just Yet
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
December 01, 2016
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
The Taliban say they are "committed to safeguarding" national infrastructure projects like CASA-1000 and TAPI.
Taliban Pledge to Protect Infrastructure Projects
Chatter Surrounds Turkmenistan’s Gas Export Plans
June 03, 2016
Chatter Surrounds Turkmenistan’s Gas Export Plans
Ashgabat aims to quadruple its gas exports to 180bcm annually by 2030.
Chatter Surrounds Turkmenistan’s Gas Export Plans
TUTAP Energy Project Sparks Political Infighting in Afghanistan
May 10, 2016
TUTAP Energy Project Sparks Political Infighting in Afghanistan
To go through Bamyan or Salang? That is the question.
TUTAP Energy Project Sparks Political Infighting in Afghanistan
CASA-1000 Groundbreaking Planned for May
April 27, 2016
CASA-1000 Groundbreaking Planned for May
Like the December groundbreaking for TAPI, this is little more than movement for the sake of movement.
CASA-1000 Groundbreaking Planned for May
Is the TAPI Pipeline ‘Doable’?
April 09, 2016
Is the TAPI Pipeline ‘Doable’?
The Asian Development Bank thinks so.
Is the TAPI Pipeline ‘Doable’?
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
March 18, 2016
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
Nothing but hopeful language about the pipeline as the Turkmen president visits Pakistan.
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
March 16, 2016
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
Afghanistan desperately needs continued support, which will be decided at two conferences later in 2016.
Afghanistan Needs Peace -- and Cash
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