Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

May-03-99

Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Taliban Work to Expedite Pipeline Project

Energy ministers for Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and for Afghanistan's Taliban regime have signed a joint declaration pledging their resolve to expedite construction of a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan.

CENTGAS, a consortium of energy companies that began negotiating the pipeline project with the Taliban in 1997 delivered a report to the governmental leaders as part of their recent meeting in Islamabad. Current members of the CENTGAS consortium include Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia, the Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas, Itochu and Inpex of Japan, Pakistan's Crescent Steel company, and South Korean's Hyundai. California-based Unocal dropped out of the pipeline project late last year.

All sides agreed to actively prepare for the pipeline's construction by forming a Joint Task Force to coordinate the project. They also agreed that governmental officials would meet every three months to assess progress.

The proposed pipeline could generate hundreds of millions for the repressive Taliban regime. Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister Batyr Sardjaev has told reporters that future projects with the Taliban may follow, saying, "We believe this project could become a precursor for several other cross-Afghanistan oil and gas pipeline projects from central Asia."

Media Resources: Itar-Tass and DAWN Newspapers - April 29-30, 1999 and Feminist Majority Foundation


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

8/29/2014 Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally - Thursday, nearly 300 people were arrested in front of the White House during a rally calling on President Barack Obama to halt mass deportations. . . .
 
8/29/2014 BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision! - WASHINGTON - The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. . . .
 
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States. The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .