The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Tuesday said that its Oil and Gas Public Sector Units have also been arranging containers for transporting for Liquid Oxygen.
“Presently, there are 12 tankers and 20 ISO Containers with the capacity of 650 MT. The figure is going to improve substantively, with the numbers likely to go up to 26 tankers and 117 ISO containers by the end of this month, with the capacity of 2314 MT," the Ministry said.
It also informed that 95 ISO Containers are being purchased, with a capacity of 1940 Metric Tonne and orders have already been placed for 30 ISO Containers, with the capacity of 650 MT while negotiations are underway for the remaining containers.
Orders have been placed for ten thousand cylinders of 40/ 50 litre capacity and 300 cylinders of larger capacity (150 of 500 litre and 150 of 450 litre).
These companies are also importing Liquid Medical Oxygen and 900 MT of Liquid Oxygen is being imported on Gratis basis from Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Thailand while a part of the consignment has already been received and remaining of it will be received shortly. In addition, 12840 MT of Liquid Oxygen is being imported on commercial basis, taking total number of imports to 13740 MT, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas added.