ISLAMABAD: In order to cater to the rising energy demand during winter, the government has decided to import additional gas from Azerbaijan in next couple of months.
Talking to a private TV channel, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik said that Pakistan would import 20,0000 tons of additional gas from Azerbaijan during the next two months to meet its demand in the country.
He said the Russian petroleum minister would visit Pakistan next month for holding negotiations on an agreement for the import of crude oil from Russia.
The state minister said the government was working on TAPI gas pipeline project to import 1,300 billion MF gas yearly from Azerbaijan to meet the gas shortage in the country.
He said gas reservoirs in Pakistan were decreasing every year which caused additional pressure to import maximum commodity to meet the demand