BY RAJA KAMRAN
Qatar Petroleum (QP) assured Pakistan and other countries that despite current political and diplomatic situation in region, energy supply will remain as usual.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum’s President and CEO, in his statement assured its international partners that energy supply will continue as usual. QP made necessary arrangements after blockade of neighboring countries, the statement said.
“On behalf of Qatar Petroleum and our operating ventures, I would like to express our gratitude to all our valued customers, and in particular our LNG customers, and would like to assure them of our determined efforts to continue uninterrupted supplies as the world’s most reliable LNG supplier.” Al-Kaabi said in his statement
Qatar is the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer and exporter, contributing to more than 30% of the global LNG trade and supplying customers in all major LNG consuming countries in the world.
Many consuming countries are dependent on Qatar’s LNG for power generation and other energy requirements.
Qatar is also a major exporter of Natural Gas by pipeline to neighboring countries. Qatar is also the largest exporter of Helium and Gas to Liquids products (GTL), and a major exporter natural gas liquids (NGLs), refined products, petrochemicals, fertilizers, steel and aluminum.
Pakistan State Oil
The spokesperson of PSO also issued a statement in this regard and informed that the QP assured the supply without any interruption.
Pakistan started importing LNG from Qatar during the current government. At this point Pakistan is importing around 500 Million Cubic Feet per Day (MMCFD) LNG from Qatar. This amounts to around 12% of overall gas supply to the country.
Not to be mentioned, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif recently inaugurated the LNG-fueled Bhikki power plant, this is Pakistan’s first LNG-based power plant, the plants power generation capacity is 1,180 megawatts.