First Russian LPG consignment reaches Pakistan via Afghanistan

The first consignment carrying Russian liquified petroleum gas (LPG) reached Pakistan on Tuesday, a day after the South Asian country received the first shipment of Russian crude oil, Pakistan media reported.

A convoy of ten trucks carrying the Russian gas entered Pakistan via Torkham border, media reports stated.

The first consignment went via rail to Uzbekistan and then into Afghanistan in fuel tankers before heading for Pakistan. This is part of a deal agreed by both countries for 110,000 tons of LGP.

On Monday, the first shipment of 45,000 metric tons of Russian oil arrived at the country’s biggest port city, Karachi. Reports stated Pakistan would receive the second ship carrying 55,000 metric tons of Russian oil in the next two weeks.