Ministry confident of smooth gas supply in winter

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Islamabad—The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is confident that there would be improved supply of natural gas to consumers in the upcoming winter season after import of LNG.
‘The gas situation is improving gradually especially after arrival of imported LNG and 84 new oil and gas discoveries. So, this winter, the supply will be better as compared to previous years,’ official sources told APP Monday.
They, however, said the government was making all-out efforts to keep the gap between demand and supply of gas at the lowest level at peak of the winter season, adding that the load management would also be observed on need basis.
Answering a question, they informed that currently uninterrupted gas supply was being made to domestic, commercial, industrial, power, fertilizer and CNG sectors.
Commenting on oil and gas exploration activites, they said the oil and gas exploration companies operating in different parts of the country made 84 discoveries during last three years.
Following which, around 631 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) gas and 27,359 barrels per day (bpd) Crude Oil production has been added to the system, the sources added. Replying to a question, they said imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) was playing a major role in meeting the energy needs as regular shipments of the commodity were arriving after Pakistan signed the LNG import agreement with Qatar last year.—APP