Pipelines, Storage & Power

Sri Lanka puts gas at heart of energy plans

The Sri Lankan government is driving the use of gas for power generation despite setbacks to it plans for domestic production The Sri Lankan government is driving the use of gas for power generation despite setbacks to it plans for domestic production.
By Garima Chitkara 1 July 2016 0 20896
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is giving preference to gas over coal. (PA)

Sri Lanka is keen to integrate gas into its energy mix despite facing setbacks in domestic exploration and production

Since the discovery of gas off the coast of the Kalpitiya peninsula in the Gulf of Mannar in 2011, the Sri Lankan government has promoted the new discovery as a profitable resource to boost private investment and create jobs in the country’s energy sector. 

According to a 2015 study by Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS), gas in the Gulf of Mannar is expected to...