Pakistan Eyes Qatari LNG

The government of Pakistan has decided to import 500,000 Mcf/day of LNG from Qatar, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr. Asim Hussain, said yesterday.

A four-member Petroleum Ministry delegation will visit Qatar to finalize plans, he added.

Pakistan now faces a gas shortfall of about 1 Bcf/d to 1.2 Bcf/day and it is expected to increase even more.

The country desperately needs energy, mainly to feed its power sector which consumes almost half of the total domestic natural gas supplies.

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LNG World News Staff, January 12, 2012; Image: Qatargas

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