Two vessels namely Al Ghashamiya and Exquisite carrying Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) arrived and berthed at the Elengy terminal near Port Qasim, Pakistan. Source from PQA revealed that the LNG will be fueled for Punjab directly.
The spokesperson of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) said, after the docking of these ships, the company has started supply of 250 MMCFD of gas.
In a Tweet posted, the maritime minister Ali Zaidi appreciated the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) for writing a history on Saturday as “for the first time, we’ve been able to berth two LNG vessels in one tide!”
Zaidi said that PQA will also initiate night navigation in a couple of weeks. “Once that starts, port chocking issue will be addressed, Zaidi added.
He said that the gas would be provided to domestic consumers on a priority basis, however, as the situation gets better within the next couple of days, supply to commercial consumers will also be started.
It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan remarked on Friday that the LNG projects cannot be shut, but can only be reviewed after 10 years.