PRL to Boost Refining Capacity with Supplemental OGRA Agreement


In Karachi, Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has announced its intention to sign a supplemental agreement with the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) soon. This agreement marks a significant step towards transformative upgrades and expansions within the company, aimed at doubling its refining capacity from 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 100,000 bpd. The agreement will also enable PRL to…

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Islamabad. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) in accordance with the Policy Guidelines of the Federal Government has determined the Regasified Liquified Natural Gas (RLNG) prices for sui companies with effective from March 1st, 2024 as under: The increase in RLNG prices is due to increase due to increase in the cost of supply.  The RLNG price notification for…

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Government Moves to Shield NEPRA and OGRA from Political Influence


In Islamabad, the caretaker Federal Government has announced plans to amend the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Acts with the aim of insulating both regulatory bodies from governmental interference in future tariff notifications. Sources close to the caretaker Minister for Power and Petroleum revealed this significant decision, which was made at the…

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Gas Price Hike Hits Unprotected Consumers Hard


In line with the federal cabinet’s decision, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has announced a significant increase in natural gas prices effective from February 1, 2024, with unprotected consumers facing the brunt of the hike. Protected consumers will experience a gradual increase in tariff slabs, ranging from Rs. 80 to Rs. 100 per Million British Thermal Units (MMBtu),…

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Regulator Reduces RLNG Prices for February Due to Lower International Prices


In response to significant system losses and decreasing international prices, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has announced a reduction in the sale price of Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) for Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) for the current month, effective Feb 1. This marks the second consecutive month of decline…

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Caretaker Government Likely to Raise Gas Prices in ECC Meeting Today


The caretaker government is poised to present a plan to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) today, in accordance with IMF directives, aiming to increase gas prices further. The proposal follows the recent recommendation by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) for a 23.16% average hike in gas prices effective from January 1, 2024. Under the proposed plan by the…

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Govt to permit re-export of oil by foreign suppliers


Move aims to streamline trade processes, involves amendments to Customs Rules, 2001 ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced plans to permit the import, local sale, and re-export of petroleum products facilitated by foreign suppliers. This decision, aimed at streamlining trade processes, involves amendments to the Customs Rules, 2001, introducing the Customs Bonded Facilitation Rules, 2024. The Federal Board of Revenue…

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Ogra Proposes Significant Gas Price Hike to Fulfill IMF Conditions


In response to the IMF’s requirements and to meet a mid-February deadline, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has proposed substantial increases in gas tariffs, aiming to extract an additional Rs100 billion from consumers over the next four months. This move follows a significant tariff hike in November, as part of the government’s commitment to the IMF. Notably, Ogra…

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Sale of natural gas: Ogra grants licence to SSGC’s subsidiary


KARACHI: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has granted a licence to SSGC Alternate Energy (Private) Limited (SSGC-AE) to undertake the regulated activity of the sale of natural gas/RLNG to its customers in accordance with the terms and conditions given in the licence. SSGC announces 48-hour gas holiday for all industries The SSGC Alternate Energy (Private) Limited is a…

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Shamshad again chosen for SSGCL board chair


ISLAMABAD: While still in the government, the Petroleum Division has announced the nomination of Caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar as chairperson of the board of directors of the state-owned Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) for another three-year term.“In recognition of her professional dedication and unwavering efforts, the government had nominated Dr Shamshad Akhtar for another tenure as chairperson…

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