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Saudi Aramco offers to sell Pakistan LNG cargoes: Bloomberg

A delegation of the company will visit Pakistan this week

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April 11, 2019


Gas supply expected to improve next year as government orders third LNG terminal

The third terminal will be set up in the Port Qasim area

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March 6, 2019


12 days later, CNG stations to resume operations in Islamabad, Punjab tomorrow

Gas supply to CNG stations was halted on Dec 28

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January 10, 2019


There will be no gas load shedding this winter

ECC decides to increase the supply of RLNG

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November 27, 2018


World needs access to Russian gas: Saudi energy minister

Saudi Arabia, Russia agreed to lift oil output

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October 3, 2018


Trader Gunvor leads in bids for Pakistan LNG tender cargoes

A tender by Pakistan to purchase six liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for delivery in July and August has drawn six bids by trader Gunvor, three by Vitol and two by Trafigura, trade sources said. On Wednesday, Pakistan LNG said it qualified all three companies for the tender, bids for which were submitted on Tuesday….

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June 20, 2018


More woes for PML-N as pledges to end power shortage remain unfulfilled

ISLAMABAD: A pledge by Pakistan’s ruling party to end electricity outages ahead of a general election in mid-2018 is being undermined by the possibility of further delays in new power plants that run on General Electric’s flagship gas turbines. State-owned gas company Pakistan LNG has been diverting liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments earmarked for the…

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April 13, 2018


With gas and diplomacy, Russia embraces Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan’s former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fast-growing gas market for Moscow’s energy companies. Russia’s embrace of Pakistan comes at a time when relations between the United States and its historical ally…

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March 6, 2018


Supreme Court dismisses Sheikh Rashid’s petition

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition, filed by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution by declaring liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts illegal and unlawful. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief…

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February 12, 2018


Pakistan GasPort to try flowing gas through LNG terminal on Thursday – sources

Pakistan GasPort, the country’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, plans to try injecting gas back into the facility’s onshore system on Thursday after a leak forced a shutdown last week, two sources said. The newly inaugurated terminal suspended operations last week following a gas leak in the insulation joint linking the facility to…

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December 13, 2017


Pak-Qatar LNG contract lowest-cost, re-negotiable: PM tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday apprised the Senate that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) contract between Pakistan and Qatar was the world’s lowest cost that had had been signed ‘efficiently’ and within ‘least timeframe’ as an inevitable measure to cope with swelling energy crisis. Briefing the Upper House on the details of the…

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October 26, 2017


PM inaugurates 760 MW Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant

HAVELI BAHADUR SHAH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday inaugurated the first unit of the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, adding 760 MW of electricity to the national grid in a step forward towards ridding the country of loadshedding. The environment friendly power plant has a capacity of 1,230 MW through a Combined Cycle Power…

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July 7, 2017


French companies keen to invest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of France-Pakistan Business Council Thierry Pflimin has said that over a dozen French companies have expressed keenness to invest in Pakistan. Talking to media in Islamabad, he said that they have identified various areas of cooperation including agriculture, food processing, hydro-electric and renewable energy, digitalization of industry, electronics, IT, LNG storage and re-gasification….

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April 5, 2017


Gunvor wins 5-year deal to supply LNG to Pakistan

Commodity trader Gunvor has won a major tender to supply about 60 liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Pakistan over a five year period while Italy’s Eni will supply the country with LNG over a 15-year period, a Pakistani energy official told Reuters. Pakistan LNG launched a five-year supply tender and a 15-year tender last…

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January 20, 2017


New LNG buyer Pakistan sees strong interest in giant tender

TOKYO: Pakistan LNG Ltd has received strong interest in its tender to buy as many as 240 shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from suppliers hungry to sell gas in an oversupplied market, a senior official told Reuters on Thursday. The emergence of Pakistan as a large-scale buyer is a welcome boost in the market…

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November 24, 2016


84 oil, gas discoveries made in the last three years, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Thursday that eighty-four oil and gas discoveries were made in the country during the last three years. Replying to a question during the Question Hour, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed the House that the estimated reserves of fifty discoveries have been evaluated as twenty-three…

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September 9, 2016


LNG Imports promise end of gas shortage in Pakistan

Belgian Vessel Exquisite docked at Port Qasim near Karachi has been instrumental in regasification of LNG imported from Qatar since March 2015. European captains and engineers, with the help of Philippine sailors carry out operations aboard this ship weighing 83,163 tons. “We enjoy the regasification task while staying on the vessel; after all, we are…

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May 6, 2016


LNG imported as per requirement: Abbasi

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that gas consumers across Pakistan would be catered fully to their needs till 2018 as the government was importing LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as per country’s requirement. Talking to media after having a meeting with All Pakistan Textile Mills Association here…

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May 1, 2016


All LNG projects to be completed by 2017

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal has said that all the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects in the country will be completed by 2017. Talking to a private news channel, he said that work is also underway on the financial matters of TAPI and the project will soon be launched….

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April 22, 2016


Nonstop gas being supplied to industry sector: Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that uninterrupted gas was being provided to the industries across the country. Talking to a private news channel, he said some concrete steps were taken by the incumbent government to meet the shortage of gas. He said Pakistan had signed cheapest and fair…

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April 1, 2016


Industries getting uninterrupted gas supply: Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said that industry was running smoothly due to uninterrupted gas supply. The government had taken concrete steps, including import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ensure 24-hour gas supply to the industry, besides other consumers, he said while talking to the state television. He…

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March 17, 2016