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Pakistan Plans U-Turn on Fuel Imports After Prices Surge

  • Imported gas no longer in nation’s long-term plan: Reuters
  • Country has grappled with high costs of fuel in recent months
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Pakistan will reverse a long-held strategy to import more fuels including liquefied natural gas and attempt to boost domestic energy sources.

The nation won’t build new power plants that rely on imported coal, LNG or fuel oil over the next decade, according to an official at the country’s energy ministry. It will instead look to increase its domestic power capacity including solar, wind, locally-mined coal, hydro and nuclear, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss details that aren’t yet public.