On Wednesday in the press conference, the Federal Minister for Petroleum, Musadik Malik, addressed that it is expected that Pakistan is going to experience a scarcity of gas in households, in upcoming winters.
He stated that the authorities are planning to offer gas at domestic level at meal times at least.
He defined that despite calling for bids, the authorities were unable to bought gas even at $40 according to MMBtu (1,000,000 British Thermal Units). The demand stands at around ninety-five million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), while the SNGPL can hardly provide 68 million MMcf/d, at the same time, the scenario at Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, is not different.
Malik further said that the government will import an extra 20,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) monthly, compared to past year and that an in-depth plan for the winter is in progress. The plans to be announced soon, he added.
He assured that Pakistan is anticipated to emerge as self-sufficient in the energy sector within the next three or four years. The authorities are also trying to reduce the discomfort people faced last year by decreasing the prices of electricity and gas.