New LNG terminal: Instructions issued for completing formalities

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday issued instructions for expeditiously completing formalities for setting up new LNG terminal at Port Qasim.

The finance minister issued the directive while chairing the meeting of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) on Tuesday. The committee considered proposals from different ministries/ Divisions.

Ministry of Maritime Affairs briefed the ECC on matters relating to establishment of new LNG terminals at Port Qasim.

The committee was informed that the Port Qasim Authority was looking at various choices with a view to find the most viable option.

The committee gave instructions to expedite the matter and directed for completion of all formalities for setting up the new terminal expeditiously keeping in view the growing energy needs of the country.

ECC approved proposal of Ministry of Energy based on request by Pakistan Petroleum Ltd for allocation of up to 9 mmcfd gas from Fazl X-1 field in distt Matiari to M/S SSGCL.

The Committee also considered and approved various proposals relating to Supplementary grants. It may be recalled that such grants were previously approved by the Ministry of Finance, however in order to make the process more transparent, these are now considered and approved at the ECC/ Cabinet level.

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