‘Two more LNG terminals to help overcome energy crises’
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.