KARACHI: The first vessel carrying 65 tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imported from Qatar arrived at the Port Qasim LNG terminal in Karachi on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported.
Port Qasim authorities informed that the vessel reached at the channel in port, and is being docked.
Another vessel is expected to reach at the end of this month, authorities added.
The need to import LNG is a result of the relatively higher cost of power generation through furnace oil and diesel fuel.
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Regarding the import of LNG and its price, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the National Assembly on Thursday said credit goes to the federal government that LNG import has been made possible, adding that the government is responsible for providing relief to consumers.
He said terms and conditions for the sale and purchase of LNG, including its price, were being negotiated with Qatargas.