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    COUNTRY FOCUS: PAKISTAN SET FOR 30mn mt/yr LNG IMPORTS BY 2030 [LNG Condensed]

Summary

With LNG imports set to hit a record this year, Pakistan is emerging as a major market. The country has a diverse range of demand sectors, but regularly suffers gas shortages. Industrial gas use is strong with fertilizer production accounting for 21% of demand. Almost 500,000 new consumers were added to the distribution network in the 2016/17 financial year, while the gas transmission and distribution network expanded by 8,493 kilometres.

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COUNTRY FOCUS: PAKISTAN SET FOR 30mn mt/yr LNG IMPORTS BY 2030 [LNG Condensed]

In the power sector,  Pakistan has long relied on expensive fuel oil imports. These are expected to be replaced by a growing LNG-to-power chain providing cleaner and cheaper electricity. The government plans $8bn of investment in gas transmission lines and combined-cycle gas turbine power plant. The power sector accounted for 32% of gas demand in 2016/17,  up from 30% the year before.

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