Why Afghanistan ???
It's All About Oil !!!
Oil Company Report to
"The territory across
which the pipeline would extend is controlled by the Taliban, an Islamic
movement that is not recognized as a government by most other nations."
"From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders and our company."
"In spite of this, a route through Afghanistan appears to be the best option with the fewest technical obstacles."
"It is the shortest route to the sea and has relatively favorable terrain for a pipeline. "
"The route through Afghanistan is the one that would bring Central Asian oil closest to Asian markets and thus would be the cheapest in terms of transporting the oil."
"This 42-inch-diameter pipeline will have a shipping capacity of one million barrels of oil per day."
"As with the proposed Central Asia Oil Pipeline, CentGas cannot begin construction until an internationally recognized Afghanistan government is in place. "
"For the project to advance, it must have international financing, government-to-government agreements and government-to-consortium agreements."
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