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Pakistan reliant on LNG as Eni’s Kekra 1 well comes up dry

Eni and ExxonMobil have failed to find hydrocarbons in the Kekra 1 well in Pakistan, leaving the country reliant on imported LNG to meet its growing demand for gas Eni and ExxonMobil have failed to find hydrocarbons in the Kekra 1 well in Pakistan, leaving the country reliant on imported LNG to meet its growing demand for gas.
By Andrew Walker 22 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production 0 34241
A Qatari LNG tanker. (Qatargas)

Pakistan is set to remain reliant on imported hydrocarbons for the foreseeable future as its hopes for a large offshore discovery were dashed last weekend with the announcement that the Kekra 1 well came up dry.

Prime Minister Imran Khan teased the media last month with hints of a large oil and gas discovery that could bring an end to Pakistan’s energy imports. Although the outlook was promising given the involvement of majors such as Eni and ExxonMobil, the well was a wildcat...