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Establishment of LNG terminal would solve energy crisis: Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Petroleum Minister for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi hailed establishment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal by saying that it will help greatly to overcome the shortage of electricity and gas, ARY News reported.

In this regard, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael visited Port Qasim.

Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) has offered its services for constructing LNG carrying vessels and tugboats for the import of gas.

According to sources, Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has sought financial assistance from the government for the purchase of tug boats and other ancillary works required for operational readiness of the port’s channel for handling LNG import.

Furthermore, Port Qasim Authority has raised many concerns over the location selected by Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited (ETPL).

According to PQA the location selected by ETPL for establishment of terminal doesn’t meets the requirements.

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