Gas import deals despite dollar crisis

Despite the prevailing dollar crisis in the country, the government has taken initiative for more deals to import liquefied natural gas (LNG). Three deals were signed in June and November last year. Another one is likely to be signed soon. Under the four deals, from June 2026 the supply of imported LNG is to be 1.7 billon cft of gas per day. The present capacity is 1.1 billion cft. However, the highest amount of gas supplied so far has been less than 900 million cft.