‘Two more LNG ter­mi­nals to help over­come en­ergy crises’

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The govern­ment plans to set up two more LNG ter­mi­nals in its con­certed bid to use this fuel be­ing im­ported from Qatar to over­come gas short­ages and sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease power gen­er­a­tion.

Th­ese two planned ter­min­i­nals of Liqui­fied Nat­u­ral Gas would be es­tab­lished at the coasts of Sindh and Makran (Gwadar), sources in the Min­istry of Pe­tro­leum told APP. It may be men­tioned that LNG is con­sid­ered 50 per­cent cheaper as com­pared to diesel in power gen­er­a­tion.

The govern­ment re­cently signed a deal to im­port the com­mod­ity from Qatar. "An­other two LNG ter­mi­nals will be es­tab­lished in Sindh and Gwadar and once they com­plete, the coun­try's gas short­age will be over­come," of­fi­cial sources said.

Last year in March, the coun­try's first LNG ter­mi­nal was built in the short­est pe­riod of 11 months, through which around 200 mmcfd (mil­lion cu­bic feet per day) LNG was be­ing pumped into the na­tional sys­tem to meet the ex­ist­ing en­ergy de­mand.

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