Pakistan gets first LNG cargo from Nigeria

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Pakistan succeeded in diversifying its gas import sources as the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel, carrying 70,000 tons, arrived from Nigeria on Friday at the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit at Port Qasim, Tribune reports.

Before the fresh supplies, Pakistan has been importing LNG from Qatar since March 2015. The government is also negotiating a state-to-state LNG deal with Nigeria without inviting any bids.

Global commodity trader Gunvor, headquartered in Switzerland, brought the LNG cargo from Nigeria through Golar Kevin vessel at the second LNG terminal, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on November 20.