Pakistan Refinery Limited Unveils Vision for a Sustainable Energy Future at PRL Connect 2024


Karachi, Friday, January 26, 2024Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) hosted its flagship event, PRL Connect 2024, on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Mövenpick Hotel, Karachi, under the theme “Powering Progress, Doubling Capacity.” The event provided a platform for industry leaders, stakeholders, and partners to converge and explore PRL’s transformative journey towards a sustainable energy future.Key Highlights: About Pakistan Refinery Limited:Pakistan Refinery…

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Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) announces Oil, Gas and Minerals Career Expo


The Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division), in partnership with the prominent Oil, Gas and Mineral companies, is thrilled to announce first of its kind, national level upcoming career expo set to take place on January 31 and February 1, 2024 at the Pakistan China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. With the theme “Fuelling Futures”, the Career Expo 2024  aims to create awareness…

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SDPI’s moot on energy sector reforms


‘Next elected Govt should declare emergency in Pakistani energy sector to effectively deal with many of its woes including circular debt’ The incoming elected government should declare a state of emergency in the energy sector to effectively deal with many of its issues that have been persisting for the last many decades and continuously worsening each passing day.This was one…

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Small-scale solar good for environment, but agrivoltaics might be better


Canadian researchers have conducted a lifecycle analysis showing that it’s good for the environment to put solar on rooftops, but a mix of small-scale PV and agrivoltaics might be a better alternative. A study conducted at the University of Western Ontario compared both large and small solar installations and concluded that small-scale solar systems are better for the environment than even the…

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Hopewind, an all-round player in the global renewable energy stage


Encompassing wind power, solar energy and energy storage systems, power conversion equipment including wind power converters, photovoltaic inverters, and energy storage converters share the common basic technology. The long-term reliability and stability of these components are of utmost importance for the sound operation of power plants, and are also where Hopewind’s strengths lie.  A leader in the wind power industry…

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Turkish firm wants probe into ‘Lot-1 affair’


ISLAMABAD: Turkish energy firm M/s SA-RA has urged caretaker Minister for Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali to undertake a fair and independent investigation of 765-Kv Dasu transmission line (Lot-1) project. The company’s representative Caglar TEPE, in a letter to the caretaker Minister stated that the company understands that the Senate Standing Committee on Power and the World Bank Integrity Vice…

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Jul-Dec power sector circular debt soars to Rs2.55trn


ISLAMABAD: The country’s power sector circular debt stock is said to have reached Rs 2.551 trillion during first six months (July-December) 2023-24, showing 10.5 per cent growth in flow per month – Rs 40 billion in total terms – sources close to caretaker Minister for Power and Petroleum told Business Recorder. According to sources, circular debt stock which touched Rs 2.310…

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Tesla plans to build new electric vehicles in mid-2025


Production of affordable EV codenamed “Redwood” starts in 2025, targeting mass market with compact crossover design Tesla has told suppliers it wants to start production of a new mass market electric vehicle codenamed “Redwood” in mid-2025, according to four people familiar with the matter, with two of them describing the model as a compact crossover. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on a post-earnings…

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FBATI president urges further power tariff cuts


Hussain believes this will enhance overall investment climate, attracting both local, foreign investors KARACHI: Federal B Area Trade and Industries (FBATI), President, Syed Raza Hussain stated that the decision to reduce the power tariff by 7 cents will provide some relief to industrial consumers nationwide. He praised the caretaker government for announcing the reduction of the power tariff from 16…

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PM Kakar invites Saudi group to invest in alternative energy sector


ISLAMABAD: Careta­k­er Prime Minister An­­w­a­arul Haq Kakar on Thu­rsday urged the Al-Jomaih Group of Saudi Arabia to invest in the alternative energy sector of Pakistan. Mr Kakar, in a meeting with a four-member delegation, led by the Al-Jomaih Group head Sheikh Abdulaziz Hamm­ad, said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had brotherly ties which were getting further stronger. Al-Jomaih earlier made a…

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