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Pakistan's Struggle for LNG

In 3 to 4 years if nothing changes, Pakistan will have a huge and yawning gap between domestic demand and supply of available gas with serious implications for the people and economy of Pakistan.  While several pipeline projects have been touted to augment supply they are under present circumstances largely untenable.  But the underlying problem facing Pakistan's gas market in the present and future are market distortions.  These distortions will have to be addressed if Pakistan is to create a secure gas future with or without additional supplies. As our JES contributor writes, "[gas] has been and continues to be consumed generously and rather mercilessly by the fertilizer, transport and residential sectors at subsidized prices."
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