Pakistan’s natural gas production decreased by 0.8% from 4,126 MMCFD in 2012-13 to 4,092 MMCFD in 2013-14. An account of sector wise consumption of Natural gas for FY 2014 is as follows:
The growth in demand for natural gas has outpaced the growth in supply therefore resulting in a shortfall, this leads to curtailment of gas supplies to both power and industrial sectors, especially during the peak winter months.
As per Pakistan Gas Supply-Demand Study conducted in 2012 by ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, over the next 17 years gas demand is projected to stand at 11.73 Bcfd, while domestic supplies are expected to reach the level of 4.94 Bcfd resulting in a huge shortfall of about 6.79 Bcfd by FY 2030. The analysis was done considering the existing and planned capacity. Below given Exhibit shows the yearly natural gas supply-demand project. A base case scenario is considered based on existing scenario i.e. business as usual.