PM Nawaz inaugurates Latif Gas Field Khairpur

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THE NEWS, ISLAMABAD, 03rd OCTOBER 2013: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Latif Gas Field Khairpur here on Thursday, Geo News reported.

While speaking at the occasion, PM Nawaz said that it is an honour for him to launch the Latif Gas Field project. He continued saying that the country is currently facing severe shortage of gas and this project will help in overcoming the gas crisis as the field will add one hundred million cubic feet of gas to the national grid per day.

Latif Gas Field is the partner of OMV Australia in the project. The Chief Executive of OMV, while addressing from the inaugural session, told that Latif Gas Field was discovered in 2007 and the gas obtained from the field constitutes three percent of the national grid.

He further told that Pakistan owns 70 percent of the project and that the gas produced from Latif Gas Field will be added in the national grid through Sawan Processing Plant for which 50 km long pipeline has been laid.

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the gas field project.

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