Household Demand for Natural Gas in Pakistan

Anees Javed


The roles which energy plays in the life of a nation as well
as between nations have increased manifold in the twentieth century.
Countries which are generously endowed with energy resources are
considered stronger, both economically and politically. The only source
of energy which is significantly •available in Pakistan vis-a-vis her
requirements is natural gas. Its use in indus¬trial, commercial and
domestic spheres of the economy is gaining increasing popularity. Its
demand is rising day by day because of its low price, contin¬uous flow
and other advantages which it has over other types of fuels. This paper
attempts to look at demand characteristics in the domestic sector of the
.gas market. This analysis pertains to the Punjab and the NWFP provinces
where the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd. is the sole distributor of gas
to domestic consumers.

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