Supply & Demand

LNG: South Asia in the driving seat

LNG imports are on the rise in South Asia. The outlook for future growth of LNG in the region is provided in this contributed feature by Ehsan Ul-Haq LNG imports are on the rise in South Asia. The outlook for future growth of LNG in the region is provided in this contributed feature by Ehsan Ul-Haq.
By Ehsan Ul Haq 19 October 2017 0 28019
Kochi LNG terminal, India India pioneered LNG imports in South Asia. Kochi LNG terminal opened in 2014. (Wikicommons)

South Asia is emerging as a driver of LNG demand growth as geopolitical tensions have delayed pipeline projects needed to meet the region’s rising need for gas.

The dash for LNG has been fuelled by delays in the commissioning of regional pipelines, several of which look unlikely to ever go ahead.

Pakistan has looked into meeting soaring demand through pipeline imports from neighbouring Iran and nearby Central Asian countries. The Iran-Pakistan (IP) pipeline remains a pipe dream despite more than 15 years of extensive negotiations. India withdrew...