Polish state-run gas firm PGNiG said on Monday it has doubled its gas output in Pakistan to more than 0.5 million cubic metres a day after it launched production at a new deposit earlier this month. — PGNiG started gas production last year at its Pakistani Rehman deposit, whose total reserves are estimated at 4.5 billion cubic metres.
— PGNiG has started three boreholes in Pakistan to date and is working on another, which will help it boost production.
— “We continue preparatory work to drill the next holes to further increase gas production,” PGNiG Chief Executive Officer Piotr Wozniak was quoted as saying in the company’s statement.
— PGNiG imports most of the gas it sells from Russia’s Gazprom and has taken steps to reduce that reliance.
— PGNiG’s sees its 2016 gas production at Polish deposits at 3.9 billion cubic metres, 0.5 bcm in Norway and 0.1 bcm in Pakistan. Poland consumes around 14 bcm of gas annually.