OGDCL Discovers Gas and Condensate in KP

According to a notification submitted to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the said discovery is unique as it is the first of its kind made in the Kawagarh Formation in Pakistan. It will open new avenues for exploration and will boost exploration activities in the country. The Wali well was drilled and tested using the OGDCL’s in-house expertise to a depth of 4,727 m in the Kawagarh Formation. Based on the good oil/gas shows during drilling, interpretation of open-hole logs data i.e., presence of fractures in limestone-based on image logs…

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Huawei Digitizes Green Powered Pakistan With FusionSolar Club Pakistan

Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 28th July, 2021) With the aim to lead green powered digitized power in the country the ‘Huawei FusionSolar Club Pakistan’ was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel to aid the energy sector in the struggle against climate change and to develop sustainable development. Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi, Chairman National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Mr. Shah Jahan Mirza, CEO AEDB, Mr. Naeem Memon, Director Solar Alternate Energy Development Board, Ahmed Shahzeb Malik, Member Board of Directors Quaid-E-Azam Solar Pvt. Ltd and Sadaqat Ali Khan,…

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U.S. LNG Exports Hit New High in First Half of 2021

LNG exports averaged 9.6 Bcf/d in the first six months of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That is a stark contrast to last year when demand cratered amid the Covid-19 pandemic, leading some global customers to cancel U.S. cargoes. According to EIA, first half 2021 exports climbed 42%, or 2.8 Bcf/d, compared with last year. That is more than the amount of new capacity that was added last year. EIA noted that the final liquefaction units were commissioned at Corpus Christi LNG and Freeport LNG in…

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Japan’s Decision To Cut LNG Demand Clouds Gas Outlook

Japan recently announced a new energy target for 2030, a move that sent shockwaves through the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plan to cut LNG consumption nearly in half could spoil the plans of LNG exporters worldwide, from Qatar to the United States. Japan’s LNG cut The new draft 2030 plan aims to dramatically scale back on the use of fossil fuels in an effort to hit climate change targets. The plan calls for the use of LNG in power generation to fall to 20 percent of…

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Electric Car Makers Seek Substitutes for Rare Earth Metals

Western electric vehicle (EV) makers are trying to reduce their dependence on rare earth metals from China. As tensions rise between that nation and others, including the United States, makers worry that supplies might become limited. Electric vehicles use special magnets to power their engines. Most are made from rare earth metals. The metals are not really rare. But they can be dirty and difficult to process. And, China has become the leader in producing them. Demand for the magnets is growing for all forms of renewable energy. Experts say…

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Why Norway Won’t Give Up On Oil & Gas

Norway, the country with the highest electric vehicle (EVs) share of new car sales anywhere in the world, is not giving up on one of its core industries. The oil and gas sector is a major employer and the key contributor to the so-called oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund with US$1.3 trillion in assets and holdings of 1.4 percent of all of the world’s listed companies. The Norwegian government believes that the industry could reduce emissions and reach net-zero operations on the Norwegian continental shelf, at the…

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Pak, Korean firms to expand EV charging infrastructure

Zi Solar Pvt. Ltd., a leading renewable energy solution provider in Pakistan, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Aeonus Co. Ltd., a Korean global leader in renewable energy. This partnership will pave the way for the deployment of state-of-the-art Korean-manufactured Electric Vehicles (EV) charging and storage equipment in Pakistan. The two companies will also collaborate in research and development to promote electric charging infrastructure and facilities in Pakistan. The signing ceremony took place at the office of Korea Trade Investment Cooperation Agency in Karachi. The document was signed by…

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SNGPL holds vaccination camps

In view of the directives of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Sui Northern Gas organised Corona vaccination camps for general public in Islamabad, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan. The camps were organised in collaboration with DHO Islamabad, Khyber Medical University Peshawar and DHQ Hospital Dera Ismail Khan. A large number of people benefitted from the camps held at Islamabad regional office, Peshawar regional office and Dera Ismail Khan sub-area office, and get themselves vaccinated.

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US, Pakistan to collaborate on fighting climate change: Amin

The US and Pakistan are going to forge collaboration on addressing climate change aimed to mitigate and adapt adverse impacts of environmental degradation. Pakistan has emerged as a leading nation amongst the countries, endeavouring to address climate change and environmental degradation. Besides Pakistan’s other environment-related programmes, its clean and green agenda has been acknowledged worldwide, particularly by US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Senator John Kerry. It is quite rare for Pakistan to be positively viewed on the global stage amid PM Khan’s vision and TBTTP. This is a rare…

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PM asked to address Makran power woes

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on the unavailability of electricity in Makran Division, requesting the PM to raise the issue with Iranian authorities and work out a mechanism to connect Makran Division to the national grid. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Wednesday drew his attention to the ongoing power crisis in Makran Division and said that Kech, Gwadar and Panjgur has a population of over 1.4 million. Quetta Electric Supply Company supplies…

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