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LNG in Pakistan is not cheap, reliable, or clean: Debunking common myths about LNG in Pakistan

June 16, 2022
Haneea Isaad and Sam Reynolds
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Key Findings

LNG is not cheap: Imported LNG costs have recently been up to 8x more expensive than domestically produced gas.

LNG is not reliable: Suppliers have not delivered contractually obligated cargoes at least 11 times in the last two years, often leaving the country without fuel or power.

LNG is not clean: Pakistan’s gas network leaks huge volumes of methane, a compound more than 87x more harmful to the climate than CO2.

Haneea Isaad

Haneea Isaad is an energy finance analyst at IEEFA. Based in Pakistan, she covers Asian energy markets with a focus on Southeast Asia and Pakistan.

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Sam Reynolds

Sam Reynolds, an energy finance analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), focuses on the economic, financial, and climate risks associated with natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure developments in emerging Asia. 

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