Pakistan may be staring at a severe availability of natural gas crisis this winter. Last week Pakistan government’s Petroleum Division informed a National Assembly panel that there was no option “but natural gas rationing in the coming winter in view of the increasing shortage every year”, according to a report in leading Pak English daily Dawn.
Pak government officials have warned that there would be “no gas supply to household consumers for 16 hours,” adding that natural gas was scarce in Pakistan and the coming winter was quite difficult in terms of gas availability and hence could be provided only “three times a day” to domestic consumers for cooking. Consequently, Pakistan is desperately looking for options to import extra liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies. But it will not be an easy task considering Pakistan is facing a consist ..