June 6, 1997 |
A $2-billion pipeline to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan could be delayed years or scrapped entirely unless peace comes to Afghanistan, a Unocal executive said. Unocal, based in El Segundo, has signed an agreement to move 24.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from Turkmenistan in central Asia to energy-starved Pakistan. The 600-mile-long pipeline would run across strife-torn Afghanistan. "It's uncertain when this project will start," said Martin Miller, a Unocal vice president.