Nterimppa of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project Signed

January 08, 2020: A tripartite Interim Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHPP) was signed today among Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) Limited (CPPAG), Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Company Limited (NJHPCL) and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for purchase of power from NJHPCL. The agreement was signed by CPPAG CEO Abid Latif Lodhi, NJHPC CEO Engineer Brigadier (Retd) Muhammad Zareen and WAPDA Member (Power) Javed Akhter on behalf of their respective organizations. With the signing of PPA, NJHPCL will be able to raise invoices on account of…

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The South America Energy Series 2020 Technical Call for Papers less than 6 weeks left to submit you paper

Dear Colleague, Happy New Year! Less than 6 weeks left to submit your paper to speak at the SAES 2020 technical Conference – From across the energy value chain the industry wants to hear from you about your successful projects, visionary strategies and innovative technologies. South America has a dynamic and ever evolving energy matrix. With record setting renewable energy investment and aggressive E&P bid rounds in nearly every energy-producing country, constant review of our practices and strategies is required in order for our industry to develop and thrive. Submit your…

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Sindh’s energy department seeks PPP’s help to end gas crisis

Energy Department Sindh has sought Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership’s intervention to end the existing gas crisis being faced by the consumers across the province. In separate letters to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Senator Anwar Lal Dean, the Energy Minister Sindh Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh has said that Sindh is facing crisis despite producing over 65 percent of the natural gas of the country. He said the gas crisis in the province is violation of article 158 which accords priority of utilisation of natural gas to the province where…

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Government okays formula for equal distribution of LPG allocation

The federal government has approved the equal distribution formula of LPG allocation in a bid to provide relief in commercial and domestic LPG cylinder prices. Under the new arrangements, all LPG marketing companies will receive equal volume of LPG gas from public and private sector LPG producing companies at approved base price of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has been observing the new guidelines given by the federal government; however, the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) has yet to implement the new guideline.…

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Gas shortfall set to almost double next year

ISLAMABAD: Amid an ongoing controversy over gas shortages, the federal government on Wednesday said the shortfall would almost double next year unless infrastructure constraints were phased out through cooperation of the stakeholders concerned, particularly Sindh. At a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) presided over by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the ministry of energy reported that gas shortfall was increasing due to about 7 per cent decline in domestic gas production and 5pc growth in consumption when compared with…

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Fresh roadblock for Tapi as Pakistan seeks gas price cut

ISLAMABAD: The multi-billion dollar Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) Pipeline project has hit fresh snags as its two major stakeholders and prospective gas purchasers — Islamabad and New Delhi — have sought gas price openers before the project could physically take off. On Wednesday, Pakistan formally constituted a five-member price negotiation committee (PNC) to begin talks with Turkmenistan for price cut after authorities would its existing prices reasonably higher than Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) being imported from Qatar and other countries. The two countries have already agreed to discuss the price opener beginning…

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