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Latest Energy News – Pakistan

Power distribution firms tasked to recover Rs83.2bln from defaulters – Nov 17 

Use of RLNG cut down by over 50pc in power sector – Nov 17

Govt mulls decreasing electricity, gas distribution deficit – Nov 17

197 state-owned enterprises run into losses, ministry admits – Nov 17

Discos to charge 41 paisas per unit extra from power consumers – Nov 16

Govt approves Rs660bn development projects – Nov 15

All new power generation projects should base on local resources – Nov 15

Pakistan engaged in multiple projects to meet energy requirements – Nov 15

Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree – Nov 15

Nepra likely to scrap upfront tariff for captive power plants – Nov 15

Govt set to shock electricity consumers – Nov 13

New petroleum policy to be announced by month end – Nov 13

Thar coal-based plant to start supplying power in January – Nov 12

Pakistan: Government seeks 420,000 cubic meters of LNG for winter demand – Nov 12 

Time may have come to make diesel cheaper than gasoline – Nov 12

Senate body says KE must clear its books before sale – Nov 9

SHC stays handover of land to Lakhra Coal Mining company – Nov 9

GE clinches $60mln coal power plant deal – Nov 8

ACT Group plans 1GW of solar module assembly in Pakistan – Nov 7

Public to Experience Severe Shortage of Gas – Nov 7

Decrease in sales tax on petroleum products may cause Rs60 billion in losses – Nov 6 

Energy shift: Furnace oil imports plunge 90% in four months – Nov 6

ECC to take up incentives for oil, gas sector tomorrow – Nov 6 

Govt finalises strategy to install smart meters, ABC cables to control power theft – Nov 5 

Can Exxon Mobil entry bring foreign investment into Pakistan’s energy sector? – Nov 5

Hike in petroleum products prices challenged in LHC – Nov 1

Grand operation against illegal use of electricity – Nov 1 

France invited to utilize rich energy resources of Pakistan – Nov 1 

Government increases petrol price by Rs5 – Nov 1

Govt rejects demand to extend manganese phase out plan for oil refineries – Oct 31 

Massive gas crisis in the making – Nov 1

11 profitable entities shortlisted for sell-off – Oct 31

Petrol Price Might Increase from Nov 1 – Oct 31

11 profitable entities shortlisted for sell-off – Oct 31

Govt to establish fund to run PSEs – Oct 30 

Comprehensive design for Pakistan’s first 765kV high-voltage transmission line to be ready by December – Oct 30

Smart metering program revived – Oct 30

No plan to privatise power distribution companies – Oct 30

Rs143 billlion losses incurred by four power distribution companies – Oct 30

Ogra, oil industry seek delay of manganese phase-out plan – Oct 30

Defunct Lakhra power plant to be rehabilitated with private investment – Oct 27

ICCI urges govt to focus on curbing power theft – Oct 27

EPA temporarily suspends Byco’s pumping operations – Oct 27

WWF-Pakistan expresses serious concerns over oil spill along Karachi coast – Oct 26 

Traders blame former Govt for power sector woes – Oct 26

Federal Cabinet approves Rs 1.27 per unit increase in power tariff – Oct 26

Sindh rejects power tariff hikes – Oct 26 

PM Khan underscores need to implement National Water Policy – Oct 25

Sindh energy minister seeks PM’s permission for power projects – Oct 25

Power generation up by 9.3pc, 12,552 GWh YoY – Oct 25

ECC approves 33% hike in power tariff – Oct 25

Asian Development Bank signals end to ‘dirty’ coal finance – Oct 24

Govt to place 10 oil & gas exploration blocks for bidding – Oct 24

PM against burdening consumers with power tariff hike, orders alternative solutions – Oct 23 

PM Imran Khan seeks Saudi investors for Pakistan oil refineries – Oct 23

Pakistan’s delayed gas-power plants set for final pre-operations checks in December-January: official – Oct 23 

Mubark hopes for regaining glory in Thar-Coal mega project – Oct 22

SC orders forensic audit of Thar coal project – Oct 19

Iran wants barter trade with Pakistan – Oct 19

Dams: The real bailout for crisis-hit power economy – Oct 18

Federal cabinet endorses gas tariff hike – Oct 18

Govt alarms domestic consumers of gas shortfall in winter – Oct 18

Bhasha Dam is mere in papers till now, says petroleum minister – Oct 17

China vows to fight Indo-US propaganda against CPEC – Oct 17

Shell seeks to secure profit margins in dollar – Oct 17

‘Inevitable’ electricity tariff hike put off for now – Oct 17

Power generation in Tarbaila dam decreases to 730 MW – Oct 16

Improved CPEC design is in interest of all – Oct 15

Gas pipelines necessary to save economy from collapse – Oct 15

ICAP drafts recommendations to govt for improving power sector situation – Oct 15

Govt wants merger of two oil, gas regulators amid opposition – Oct 15

Oil company commissions Mardankhel-2 well – Oct 13

Azerbaijan offers Pakistan open oil credit facility – Oct 12

Pakistan asked to produce 30% of power from renewable sources – Oct 12

‘Transparent, tech-savvy power sector govt’s top priority’ – Oct 12

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: PEC proposes setting up public limited company – Oct 12 

MOL Group to produce 12mmcfd gas from new well – Oct 11

Pakistan’s PSO likely to skip Nov fuel oil buying as country continues shift to LNG – Oct 11 

Energy minister says wind power potential being explored – Oct 11

Beijing welcomes Riyadh in CPEC – Oct 11

SC forms committee to probe alleged corruption in Thar coal power project – Oct 11 

Punjab CM forms task force to check power theft – Oct 10 

SC dismisses Nandipur petition after NAB files reference – Oct 10 

Policy board approves BRT Yellow Line, other projects – Oct 10

Saudi refinery at Gwadar – pros and cons – Oct 10

Power suppliers warned of stringent action – Oct 9 

Hascol Petroleum completes acquisition of Marshal Gas’s LPG plant for Rs175 million – Oct 9 

Country to face worst gas shortage in winter – Oct 8

Exorbitant energy prices to slow down economy: PEW – Oct 8

Inquiries ordered into Karachi power outages – Oct 6

Senate question-hour: Mohmand Dam’s total cost is Rs309 billion – Oct 6

We want to establish four to five new oil refineries, any country can invest: Petroleum Minister – Oct 5 

Contract awarded for Mangla refurbishment, Pakistan – Oct 5

Pak-Saudi Oil Pact: Pakistan approves Saudi investment in oil refinery in Gwadar – Oct 5 

Aramco keen on establishing oil refinery in Gwadar – Oct 5

Pakistan to build underground strategic gas storages – Oct 5

Thar Energy gets $3.9 million investment from Chinese firm – Oct 4

Power theft reached over Rs53bn in 2017-18 – Oct 4

Sindh govt to establish own power grid system – Oct 4

Imran Khan courts Saudi oil wealth to avoid IMF bailout – Oct 4

Saudi Arabia to make Rs 30 bn investment in Pakistan’s oil, gas sector: Fawad Ch – Oct 4 

Govt removes top officials appointed ‘illegally’ by Ishaq Dar – Oct 4 

Hubco announces equity injection by CMEC in coal project – Oct 4

Sharp rise in handling charges pushes up price of imported coal – Oct 4

Saudi Arabia Will Not Join China’s CPEC Project – Oct 3

Saudis link investment with China tie-up – Oct 3

Thar coal-based power plant achieves 90 percent completion: EPTL – Oct 2

1,320MW coal-power plant energized – Oct 2

Govt turns down Saudi offer to acquire two power plants – Oct 2

Govt not intending to privatise PIA, OGDCL, power distribution companies – Oct 1 

CM inaugurates 36MW power unit – Sep 30

K-3 Nuclear Power Plant gets the dome – Sep 30 

High-level Saudi delegation reaches Pakistan – Sep 30

$4.5bn income loss due to unreliable power access grossly understated: WB – Sep 30 

Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese ‘Silk Road’ projects – Sep 30

China didn’t cause Pakistan’s financial crisis but it should play a role in helping to solve it – Sep 30 

PTI govt decides to keep petroleum prices unchanged for October – Sep 29

SC orders NAB to probe fuel price hike, LNG contracts – Sep 29

If oil markets don’t stabilise, it will be bad news for Pakistan: Asad Umar – Sep 29 

IMF request for CPEC contract details declined – Sep 29

Petroleum prices likely to remain the same for October – Sep 29

PML-N paid Rs72b illegally to power producers: AGP – Sep 29

Furnace oil-based power generation to be phased out over coming few years: Nepra – Sep 28

Rs1.16 increase in electricity prices approved – Sep 28

Finance minister invites Kuwait to invest in CPEC, oil & gas sector – Sep 28

K-Electric fined Rs5m for unreliable power supply – Sep 28

Power generation hits all-time high at 14,017GWh – Sep 27

KP gets possession of Lakki block for oil exploration – Sep 26

Power production reaches unprecedented levels – Sep 26

ECC defers increase in power tariff – Sep 25

KP seeks net hydel profit as per AGN Kazi formula – Sep 24

WAPDA completes Golen Gol-Timergara transmission line – Sep 23

Swedish, Spanish firms win $330m contract for converter stations – Sep 23

Government poised to hold bidding for 20 new exploration blocks – Sep 23

Petroleum prices likely to be raised – Sep 23 

Import of petroleum products drops 38% in August – Sep 23

TNB considers merger deals to go for renewable energy – Sep 22

CASA-1,000 project: Swiss ABB likely to win contract for converter stations – Sep 21 

Lawmakers join hands to get oil, gas royalty for electorate – Sep 21

Oil industry wants govt to delay launch of high-quality Euro-V diesel – Sep 21 

Oracle Power outlines next phase of development in Pakistan – Sep 20

Emerging Asia’s Top Power Firm Considers M&A Deals to Go Green – Sep 20 

Iran, Pakistan gas exports talks underway – deputy minister – Sep 19 

Hydroelectric power generation crosses 7,500MW for first time in history – Sep 19 

Pakistan Petroleum’s profit surges 32 percent in FY2018 – Sep 19

UPDATE 1-Pakistan raises gas prices to trim subsidies amid budget woes – Sep 18 

KPOGCL to explore untapped K-P areas – Sep 18

36.6MW Daral Khwar Hydropower project starts generation – Sep 18

High gas prices hurt nobody except the very poor – Sep 17

Petroleum Division finds something fishy in Qatar LNG deal: Sarwar – Sep 17 

Mari Gas discovers oil in Baluchistan, stock prices shoot up – Sep 16

In shift, Pakistani giant Engro to bet big on rising middle class – Sep 14

Wapda receives five prequalification bids for Diamer-Bhasha dam – Sep 14

Govt asked to switch to renewable energy – Sep 14

PTI govt committed to implement Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project – Sep 14 

Power generation license issued – Sep 12

‘Bankrupt’ Pakistan Grid Adds to Khan’s Economic Quandary – Sep 12

Pakistan poised for steep ramp-up of LNG imports – Sep 12

Japanese firm secures license to set up terminal’ – Sep 11

Hydrocarbon deposits: OGDC finds new oil, gas reserves in Kohat – Sep 11 

‘Zigzag technology to help save 40% coal in brick kilns’ – Sep 10

Pakistan saved $600m in Qatar LNG deal: Bloomberg – Sep 10

Punjab aims at multi-crore savings with Shahpur Kandi project revival – Sep 10 

PPL discovers fresh oil deposits in Punjab – Sep 10

Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project restarts electricity generation – Sep 9 

Circular debt in energy chain swells to Rs1.18 trillion – Sep 9

Distortions in pricing of public services – Sep 8

Could transitioning to clean energy be IK’s big achievement? – Sep 8

‘GE’s Ultra-Supercritical technology is the answer to carbon worries’ – Sep 8

PPL discovers oil deposits in Punjab – Sep 8

Company profit up 23 percent in FY2018: OGDCL plans ultra-deepwater offshore drilling in January 2019 – Sep 8

PTI decision to raise power tariff counterproductive – Sep 7

Power generation mix improves – Sep 7

Pakistan’s third LNG terminal to earn $5 bln in revenues – Sep 7

Manganese eradication from petrol to cost refineries Rs55 bn a year – Sep 7

ECC undecided on how to tackle circular debt – Sep 5

Pakistan’s third LNG terminal expected to rack up $5bln in annual turnover – Sep 5

PM Khan okays 46% rise in gas tariff – Sep 5

Secret oil shipments could help Iran cushion US sanctions blow – Sep 4

21pc LPG price hike in 6 months causes uproar – Sep 4

Petroleum division to approach NAB to investigate Pak-Qatar LNG deal – Sep 4 

Pakistani power plants’ capacity cost conundrum – Sep 3

Building for survival – Sep 3

China inserts world’s largest steel pipe to airlift soil at Tarbela dam – Sep 3

Suki Kinari Hydropower Project to produce 870MW – Sep 1

Pakistan to renegotiate LNG deal with Qatar if any irregularity proved – Sep 1 

Oil refineries earned Rs500 billion under ‘deemed duty’ since 2002 – Sep 1

PTI government reduces price of petrol by Rs2.41 for September – Aug 31

Load shedding to haunt overloaded transmission system till Dec – Aug 31

Pakistan Needs China’s Help for Electricity – Aug 30

Petrol, diesel prices likely to go down from September 01: sources – Aug 30

ECC to address root cause of Rs1.17 trillion circular debt – Aug 30

NEPRA approves tariff raise of Rs0.36 per unit – Aug 30

PM to spearhead public awareness campaign against power theft – Aug 29

Pakistan to apply strict green rules on Chinese coal deals: Imran Khan advisor – Aug 29 

Undue haste in starting power projects causes heavy losses – Aug 29

ECC to weigh huge raise in gas prices to ease circular debt – Aug 29

State-owned companies charge excessive LPG prices – Aug 29

Punjab Issues LoI For 40mw Waste To Energy Generation Project – Aug 28

Government unhappy, but Pakistan to stay with coal – Aug 28

Power distribution companies seek tariff hike – Aug 27

Diesel price to be slashed by Rs17, says petroleum minister – Aug 26

Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline only panacea to Pakistan’s energy crisis – Aug 26

Minister assures reviewing of petroleum prices – Aug 25

LNG deal to be made public: Sarwar – Aug 25

PPL finds new oil, gas deposits in Sindh – Aug 25

POL prices to be reviewed: petroleum minister – Aug 24

Pakistan’s energy-related imports increase 34% to $1.27b – Aug 22

India seeks re-negotiation in gas price from TAPI pipeline – Aug 22

From Sheikhupura-Peshawar: Fate of white oil pipeline project unclear – Aug 22 

US announces plan to relax regulations on coal plants – Aug 22

PTI govt will facilitate net hydel profit payment – Aug 21

‘Gas prices should be three times the current rate’ – Aug 20

Power division set to use furnace oil instead of RLNG to generate power – Aug 19

Refinery in Khushalgarh on the cards – Aug 19

Circular debt of Rs1.1tr passed on to new govt – Aug 18

AkzoNobel, NPPMCL join hands for sustainable power generation in Pakistan – Aug 18 

Pakistan Oilfields’ profit falls slightly to Rs11.7b – Aug 16

Capacity payments to inflate power production cost, consumer bills – Aug 15

Plan to safeguard oil, gas installations in final stages – Aug 14

PPL discovers new oil, gas deposits in Sindh – Aug 14

Defaulters in power sector cause 47pc surge in circular debt – Aug 13

‘Contracts allow LNG supply security to Pakistan’ – Aug 13

Nandipur project delay caused Rs27b loss, SC told – Aug 12

Various hydropower projects along River Indus neglected due to govt inefficiencies – Aug 12

PEPCO continues to function despite directions for dissolution by the former cabinet – Aug 12 

Government phasing out fuel additives from petrol – Aug 10

Potentially huge oil reserves discovered in Balochistan – Aug 9

Pakistan’s Oil & Gas Development Co. makes small discovery – Aug 9

SNGPL encashes Rs14 bn bank guarantees of three RLNG power plants – Aug 8 

OGDCL FINDS OIL, GAS IN PAKISTAN – Aug 8

Pakistan: Exxon Is Close To Making A Mega Oil Discovery – Aug 8

Ogra awards licence for refinery in KP – Aug 8

SOCAR wins tender to supply two LNG cargoes to Pakistan – Aug 8

Caretaker minister says country needs to allocate 20% budget to water sector – Aug 8 

The price Pakistan has to pay for power generation – Aug 7

Absence of load based power plants main cause of loadshedding – Aug 7

Kuwait asks Pakistan to upgrade fuel supply network – Aug 6

SOCAR to launch LNG shipment to Pakistan in coming months – Aug 5 

Industry for action against power outages – Aug 5 

Pakistan, Iran may start parleys on IP gas project next month – Aug 4

Pakistan secures $200 million loan from Standard Chartered to finance LNG imports – Aug 4 

Sales tax on petroleum products reduced – Aug 4

Incoming govt to start laying TAPI pipeline – Aug 3

NEPRA to approve modification in FIPL’s generation license – Aug 2

Pakistan all set to produce electricity from Thar coal – Aug 2

OGRA declared LPG price amplification by Rs7.99 – Aug 2

Iran terminates 80MW electricity transmission to Balochistan’s coastal areas – Aug 2 

As demand falls, ministry stops import of additional LNG cargoes – Aug 1

NEPRA blames previous govt for power underutilization in industry report –  Aug 1

Prices of petroleum products maintained for August – Aug 1

Nepra saddled by additional Rs112 billion circular debt in FY17 – Aug 1

PLL’s inefficiencies cause losses to the tune of Rs.1.8b – Jul 31

Balloki Power Plant Can Cater To Power Needs Of 2.5m Homes – Jul 30

1,320MW power plant connected to national grid – Jul 27

First Pakistani power plant to be Green Office certified by WWF – Jul 27

POL discovers oil in Khaur, North Punjab – Jul 26

Pakistan gagging for more gas – Jul 24 

Energy imports increase to 23.7% amid rupee depreciation, oil price hike – Jul 24 

Nepra recommends suspending license on delayed distributed generation – Jul 24 

Mangla hydropower station rehabilitation project: Transparency International smells ‘corruption’ in contract bidding process – Jul 22 

DISCOs seek periodical adjustments in consumer-end tariff – Jul 21

Pakistan has paid Rs66.7m litigation cost to nine IPPs – Jul 21

Efforts afoot for timely payment to Chinese power companies – Jul 21

Byco commissions Pakistan’s largest isom plant – Jul 20

Vopak acquires 29% share in Engro’s Pakistan LNG terminal – Jul 20

Port Qasim Power Plant Generated 3 TWh Of Electricity Since Inauguration – Jul 20

Yet another power tariff increase in the works – Jul 20

Implementation of new manganese content limits in petrol faces resistance – Jul 18 

Oil, gas royalties draw candidates in Karak – Jul 18

Pakistan’s first waste-to-energy plant gets license – Jul 18

Pakistan grants power generation license to Chinese firm – Jul 18 

Thar coal project tariff to fall: SECMC – Jul 17

Global consultant backed ETPL’s bid for LNG terminal – Jul 17

BIPL commissions isomerisation plant – Jul 17

KP to build its own power distribution system – Jul 16

CJP tells govt to generate funds for dams through water pricing – Jul 16

Third LNG-based power plant completed – Jul 16

NAB arrests 5 for alleged involvement in Rs63 billion oil scam – Jul 14

Balloki Power Plant Likely To Start Commercial Operation Soon – Jul 14

LNG prices rise in Pakistan as rupee weakens – Jul 13

Gas & Oil Pakistan donates Rs. 12 million for construction of dams – Jul 13

Ogra awards $370 million oil pipeline contract to FOC – Jul 12

Construction of Bhasha, Mohmand Dams to start in 2018-19 – Jul 12

Oil & Gas discoveries: Pakistan, UK stand fourth worldwide – Jul 11

SNGPL, SSCGC facing default prospects due to non-clearance of dues by power sector – Jul 10 

More than 95% population of Pakistan has access to electricity, reveals World Bank data – Jul 10 

EnerTech eyes generation license for 50MW solar project in Balochistan, Pakistan – Jul 9 

Thar coal may become uncompetitive if high cost trends continue – Jul 9

Govt has turned petroleum into a source of revenue: CJP – Jul 8

PSO curbs fuel oil imports as power generation need eases – Jul 7

Govt reduces petrol price by Rs4.26 per liter to ‘provide relief’ – Jul 7

Work On Tarbela 5th Extension Project To Start In Current Fiscal Year – Jul 7 

Govt finds error in diesel price build-up – Jul 7

Setback for K-Electric as Nepra refuses tariff hike – Jul 6

Pakistan curbs fuel oil imports as power generation requirements ease – Jul 6 

NEPRA increases K-Electric’s multi-year tariff by Rs0.05 – Jul 6

Pakistan LNG cancels tender after high offers – Jul 5

Petroleum prices: CJP orders stakeholders to find way to ease public’s burden – Jul 5 

K-Electric seeks five-year extension for old power units – Jul 5

Oil sales down 5pc in FY18 after a gap of 5-years – Jul 5

NEPRA increases power tariff by Rs1.22/unit – Jul 4

K-Electric’s anti-theft campaign: 500 meters of underground cable confiscated – Jul 4 

Pakistan LNG cancels tender after high offers – sources – Jul 4

GE & SEPCOIII to Build Pakistan’s First Ultra-supercritical Power Plant – Jul 4 

NAB initiates inquiries into PML-N govt’s energy projects – Jul 3

RLNG enables Pakistan to save $2-3 billion on power generation – Jul 3

Simple administrative issue leads to unrest in DISCOs – Jul 3

Nandipur power project non-functional for many days – Jul 1

SC summons authorities over heavy taxes levied on petro products – Jul 1