Karachi (August 27, 2017): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated LNG Terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi today.
Speaking on the occasion, the premier said LNG terminals were the biggest source at the country’s disposal for meeting its gas requirements.
“The terminal project was completed in record time of 330 days,” he said. Abbasi further added that previous efforts of bringing LNG to Pakistan remained unsuccessful.
He added that work had started on the project within months after its contract was awarded to the bidding party.
“Around 100 LNG vessels have arrived in Pakistan so far,” he said.
Pakistan is an energy-deficit country. It has a huge, unmet demand for natural gas that has hindered economic growth over the years. It has recently embarked on an ambitious and aggressive plan to meet its energy needs.
Its third LNG terminal at Port Qasim will become operational in 2018, taking the total installed capacity close to 2,000 million cubic feet per day.