Islamabad June 13 2023: Pakistan LNG cargoes facing problems in reaching port due to Very Severe Cyclonic Storm BIPARJOY says Minister of Energy Engineer Khurram Dastgir's.
Pakistan meets 20 percent of gas needs through LNG imports
Currently, the capacity of two FRSUs to RLNG is 1,200 MMCFD. Accordingly, RLNG is being imported to mitigate the gas demand-supply shortfall. During July-March FY2023, the average natural gas consumption was about 3,258 MMCFD, including 631 MMCFD volume of RLNG.
“Strong winds and storms can affect transmission lines in coastal areas. Power transmission systems will have to be aligned with international practices” the minister added.
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “BIPARJOY” over northeast Arabian Sea moved further north-northwestward during last 12 hours and weakened into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS). Under the existing upper-level steering winds, the VSCS “BIPARJOY” is most likely to track further Northward until 14 June morning, then recurve Northeastward and cross between Keti Bandar (Southeast Sindh) and Indian Gujarat coast on 15 June afternoon/evening as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) with packing winds of 100-120Km/hour.
“BIPARJOY” now lies near Latitude 20.7°N & Longitude 67.1°E at a distance of about 470km south of Karachi, 460km south of Thatta.