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TAP gas pipeline project in trouble

The $4 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) gas pipeline project, which India has been invited to join, may be shelved due to a fresh pact between Russian gas giant Gazprom and Ashgabat for increased Europe-bound gas supplies at higher rates.  The 1,680-km TAP gas pipeline project is unlikely to materialise even in the next decade owing to Gazprom's fresh agreement with Turkmenistan for increased Europe-bound gas supplies at enhanced rates, which apparently means that the Central Asian state would have little surplus gas available for export to the South Asian ...