Lahore-Karachi LNG pipeline to be inaugurated next month

KARACHI: Liquefied Natural Glass (LNG) pipeline from Karachi to Lahore will be inaugurated the next year in January.

Nawaz Shareef, the Prime Minister of Pakistan , will anticipated to initiate the LNG pipeline in the first week of January.

The pipeline comprised the total distance of 1,300 kilometers, and 350 kilometers of it is being laid by Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) and the rest of 950 kilometers by Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), Petroleum Ministry sources confirmed.

Only the 10 percent of the project is yet to completed while 90 percent of its construction has already been done, which is expected to be completed in two weeks’ time.

The cost of the project was Rs. 90 billion, of which Rs. 25 billion was spent by SSGCL and Rs. 65 billion by SNGPL.

The pipeline can deliver 102 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas from Karachi to Lahore.

Qatar Gas was asked by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) to increase LNG supply from  400 million cubic feet per day to 600 cubic feet per day after the completion of Karachi-Lahore pipeline project.

Presently, the beneficiaries of LNG are industries including ; textile units, power plants, fertilizers plants and CNG stations in Punjab.

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