New exploration, more gas production: PD asked to set up technical group

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The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has directed Petroleum Division to constitute a technical group to examine the options of new exploration as well as enhancing gas production from existing fields through some incentives, and diverting new exploration towards LPG. These directions were issued at a recent meeting of the ECC during discussion on a proposal of Petroleum…

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The rudderless energy sector

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The country’s print media this week brought to surface the prevailing state of affairs in the energy sector of the country, exposing the extent to which the sector has slid down. Some of the developments are rather very concerning — notably: — “Large Taxpayers Office (LTO), Karachi has attached all bank accounts of Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) to…

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Will Biden’s Freezing Of Oil And Gas Leases Exacerbate The Energy Crisis?

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As oil prices continue to rocket, now further helped along by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is still fighting tooth and nail to freeze new oil and gas drilling leases – even after a court ruled against the administration for using a metric to estimate “the societal cost of carbon emissions” to justify their move.  Despite the court’s…

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Pakistan becomes first in South Asia to launch National Plastic Action Partnership

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Pakistan in a landmark step has become the first country from South Asia to join the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP). British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner urged the government and individuals in Pakistan to contribute towards a better plastic economy and congratulated the country for launching the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP). Taking to Twitter, Turner said, “I…

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TRapid industrialization objective: Tarin says govt undertaking wholesale planning

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Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has blamed previous governments in the last 45 years for de-industrialisation, and stated that the present government is undertaking a wholesale planning for industrialisation to achieve sustainable growth for the next 20 to 25 years. While addressing as chief guest at an event organised for improving investment in Pakistan – “Investment, Industrialization and Exports – Harmonizing…

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Conversion of 3 imported projects to Thar coal: PPIB rejects technical proposal of SECMC

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The Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has rejected technical proposal of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) prepared for conversion of three imported coal-fired projects to Thar coal as the proposal has neglected commercial, legal and environmental aspects of the plan. This was conveyed by Managing Director PPIB, Shah Jahan Mirza, in a letter to Chief Executive Officer (SECMC),…

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K2 Management plays key role in Pakistan’s wind evolution

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K2 Management (K2M) has been appointed as Independent Engineer to two Liberty Wind projects in Pakistan. This follows the successful Owner’s Engineer role it played for Artistic Wind Energy, which recently saw its project, also in Jhimpir, successfully complete all reliability tests and connect to the grid. K2M’s work on these projects demonstrates the important role it is playing in…

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