Islamabad, December 26, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum, Nadeem Baber has rejected all negative and speculative reports appearing in sections of the media for the last one-and-a-half months regarding purchase and sale mechanism of Liquefied Natural Gas.
In a series of video tweets, he said the previous government of Pakistan Muslim League-N has introduced the LNG in the country without constructing any storage facility and declared it as petrol, which cost almost double than the locally produced gas. The Special Assistant on Petroleum said in the given scenario, every LNG shipment has to be consumed within four to five days, in the absence of storage facilities for berthing of another cargo ship.
Nadeem Babar said it is on record that the government has provided the LNG to each and every consumer whosoever demanded it in all months of the summer season. He said the previous government in its last summer season had produced 28 percent of the total electricity through the fuel oil, while the present government in the summer-last year produced 3.6 percent of the total electricity in eleven months of the current year.
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