Due to non-availability of LNG cargo from Azerbaijan, the gas crisis is expected to become more serious.
According to senior energy ministry officials, the country’s gas crisis is likely to worsen in winter as LNG cargo from Azerbaijan may not arrive in January.
Officials said that before the non-delivery of LNG cargo, the country was estimated to have a gas shortage of 360 mmcfd in December, which will now increase to 470 mmcfd by January 2024.
Ministry of Energy officials said that it is feared that gas will be supplied to domestic consumers only for 6 to 8 hours a day.
It should be noted that earlier the Caretaker Energy Minister Muhammad Ali said that gas supply in Pakistan decreased by 20% last year, they are trying to ship more LNG but its prices are very high.
Muhammad Ali said in a statement that there will be load-shedding of gas in winter, it is impossible to supply gas 24 hours, so gas should not be used unnecessarily.