The State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik has said that the country is going to import 20 thousand ton of additional Gas cargo from Azerbaijan in the month of January and February 2023 to meet the demand of the masses who suffer from acute Gas shortage. He expressed these views while talking to a private TV channel on Friday.
Responding to a question, he said that Imran had talked about the pipeline not about the petroleum oil products during his visit to Russia and informed that Russian Petroleum Minister is visiting Pakistan in the second week of January 2023 to hold further negotiations with Pakistan and enter into an agreement to import crude oil from Russia.
Musadik observed that our government is expecting Russia will export crude oil to Pakistan on a discount as compared to rest of the world, as it had expressed its persuasion during my visit to Russia and things would be settled when Russian Energy Minister will visit to Pakistan.
To a question regarding the contradiction of statements between the ministers on Russian oil trade issue, he clarified and said that foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto probably was not aware about the technicalities and wouldn’t have proper information in this regard.