“The gas flamed only for four hours and then dropped off,” Shahid Sattar, Energy Member Planning Commission, alleged at an international energy summit at Islamabad.
On other hand, nuclear scientists has contradicted the statement of Shahid Sattar saying he never went to Thar.
“Coal Gas remained flaming for almost four months and if still someone couldn’t see it then its his fault,” he said.
Earlier, Dr. Samar said that through underground gasification technology, electricity can be generated at Rs3 to 4 per unit while diesel can be produced at $40 per barrel.
Dr. Samar Mubarakmand is a nuclear scientist and a Member of Science and Technology, Planning Commission.
For last many years he with a team of dedicated scientists is trying to use coal reservoirs at Thar, Sindh, considered to one of the largest reservoirs in the world.