Dec 2016 Archive

Pakistan: Chinese-assisted 340 MW nuclear power plant inaugurated in Punjab province – Dec 31

China to Build $1.5 Billion Power Line Across Pakistan – Dec 31

Tarbela dam power generation level reaches its lowest – Dec 31

KP gas projects to be financed through Rs5.5bn surcharge – Dec 31

Drafts of national energy plan, IGTDP readied for provinces – Dec 31

OGRA cuts gas prices for power houses – Dec 31

China to fund 4,000 megawatts transmission line – Dec 31

Oil prices edge up despite unexpected U.S. crude inventory build – Dec 30

Russia to install 60 LPG AirMix plants in Pakistan – Dec 30

OGDCL, PPL fail to launch shale gas, oil pilot project – Dec 30

MPCL’s new well starts pumping gas – Dec 30

Power transmission network attracts significant investment – Dec 30

Regulator proposes up to Rs7 a liter increase in POL prices – Dec 30

CNG prices go up to Rs70-71 per kg after deregulation – Dec 30

Ministry takes control of OGRA – Dec 30

Free petroleum market to prove good for all: Admore – Dec 30

World Bank opposes placing NEPRA under power ministry’s control – Dec 30

WAPDA to enhance Mangla capacity to 1310MW – Dec 30

Ministry asked to remain consistent with existing practice of tariff determination – Dec 30

Talks on LNG pipeline project nearing completion: Russian CG – Dec 29

LNG deal not uploaded yet – Dec 29

Insufficient energy supply key reason for sluggish economic performance – Dec 29

Macroeconomic stability in 2016 kept growth even and exporters unhappy – Dec 29

LNG supply line to Lahore ready – Dec 29

Government mulling amending Nepra law – Dec 29

Gas prices for power sector slashed by 35 percent – Dec 29

Ministry of Finance urged to clear Rs 102 billion power subsidy claims – Dec 29

Oil Jumps 1.7%, Adds to Year’s Gains Ahead of OPEC Cuts – Dec 28

Electricity price cut by Rs3.60 – Dec 28

Work on windmill projects underway in Sindh – Dec 28

Power generation up – Dec 27

Nepra to approve Rs 3.60 per unit refund of Discos – Dec 27

November 2016: Power production cost halves with rise in hydel generation – Dec 27

Consumers suffer as SNGPL faces huge gas shortfall – Dec 27

Determining the power sectors return (ii) – Dec 27

Huge oil, gas reserves found in Balochistan – Dec 26

Govt reluctant to burden gas consumers with price hike – Dec 26

Competitive bidding- Moving ahead (ii) – Dec 26

K-E seeks duty concessions on IPP pattern – Dec 26

Uzbekistan offers help to resolve energy crisis – Dec 25

3 int’l companies agree to set up LNG terminals in Pakistan – Dec 25

Govt reluctant to burden gas consumers with price hike – Dec 25

78 projects of 2,796 megawatts may be completed by 2020 – Dec 25

PMEX lists Brent crude oil futures contracts – Dec 25

PSO receivables soar by Rs 34 billion in one year – Dec 25

Largest gas field: Center flouts law by giving extension in Sui lease – Dec 25

2 power plants of 1320 MW to be installed at Gaddani – Dec 24

Outstanding bills: Disruption in oil supplies to power plants feared – Dec 24

Govt plans to lease Ghazi-Barotha project to raise funds for Diamer-Bhasha dam – Dec 24

PPL invests Rs25 billion to increase gas production in Sindh – Dec 24

Abbasi formally inaugurates 50MMscfd GPF-II at Gambat – Dec 24

Attock Refinery Limited honored – Dec 24

Tribunal rules in favor of PSO in PRL share acquisition case – Dec 24

IRSA reduces releases from Mangla, Tarbela – Dec 23

Nepra grants license to another coal-fired power plant – Dec 23

KE management told to improve supply, cut tariff – Dec 23

KP opposes proposed changes to Nepra law – Dec 23

PQA coal project – Dec 23

Mixing kerosene oil with HSD: Confession by government official – Dec 23

Petrol prices may be increased up to 3.50 per liter – Dec 22

KP initiates work on three hydel projects – Dec 22

Maple Leaf wins power generation license – Dec 22

46 new blocks awarded for oil, gas exploration; 32 more in offing – Dec 22

Fata has vast gas reserves, suggest surveys – Dec 22

Khaqan too defends government move – Dec 22

Regulators still autonomous, insists Dar – Dec 22

Government voice commands Nepra to do the needful – Dec 22

Discos, except KE, seek tariff cut by Rs3.6/unit for November – Dec 22

Oil prices edge up on expected U.S. crude inventory draw – Dec 21

MOL encounters hydrocarbons in TAL Block – Dec 21

CNG prices deregulated – Dec 21

Prime Minister to inaugurate LNG pipeline project in first week of next month – Dec 21

CNG deregulation leaves users at market’s mercy – Dec 21

Nepra told to extend tax breaks to transmission projects – Dec 21

ECC approves policy directives to Nepra – Dec 21

Regulators lose their autonomy – Dec 21

Inter-city transportation of POL products: Ministry may hold meeting on input tax adjustment today – Dec 21

New oil, gas deposits tapped in K-P – Dec 20

K-Electric asked not to charge peak-hour tariff for entire day – Dec 20

CNG filling stations to set prices, sell gas in liters – Dec 20

ECNEC approves 8 projects worth Rs 154.5 billion – Dec 20

OGDCL installs processing plant – Dec 20

Ogra, Nepra among 5 regulators put under command of divisions/ministries – Dec 20

KCCI president opposes peak-hour charges by K-E – Dec 20

Determining the power sectors return (i) – Dec 20

Power sector – changing plans? – Dec 20

K-Electric asked not to charge peak-hour tariff for entire day – Dec 20

CPEC: Largest transmission line project to take 27 months – Dec 20

Cement sector seeks tax reduction on coal import – Dec 19

Pakistani oil, gas company interested in Belarusian oil recovery enhancement techniques – Dec 19

Chinese company to be awarded mega power project – Dec 19

Regulatory reforms – Dec 19

Weekly review: Oil-supported index reaches new record high – Dec 18

GHPL may be tasked to fund all projects of ISGSL – Dec 18

Petroleum products: Country spends $38.673 billion on import – Dec 18

Partnership: BP signs $2.2 billion Abu Dhabi oil deal – Dec 18

Work on Diamer-Bhasha dam to begin next year – Dec 17

ECC rejects summary on revision in LNG implementation strategy – Dec 17

Offloading 2470mw Haveli Bahadur Shah and Balloki LNG plants to private investors on the cards – Dec 17

Australia wants AIIB to invest in coal power – Dec 16

Pakistan charters its third FSRU in Höegh LNG deal – Dec 16

Govt takes back 33pc cut in gas prices for industry – Dec 16

Proposed RLNG plant: PPIB seeks to amend RfPs, IA and PPA – Dec 16

Siemens offers $2.5b credit facility for TAPI pipeline – Dec 15

CCI all set to approve amendments in Nepra law – Dec 15

Qatar to supply Pakistan 400m ton LNG in 2017 – Dec 14

Hub power company to start 330 megawatts plant in Thar – Dec 14

Environmental challenges called threat to transmission system – Dec 14

Packages Limited to incorporate Packages Power as subsidiary – Dec 14

Islamabad decides to enter into new lease GPA with PPL – Dec 14

PPIB gives go-ahead for Hubco’s 330MW project – Dec 14

Corporate results: From loss-making to profitable, SNGPL turns things around – Dec 14

Qatar to cut oil production from January 1 – Dec 14

Hydropower projects: Tapping new sources of investment – Dec 14

Iran agrees to negotiate amendment in Gas Sale Purchase Agreement – Dec 14

Punjab power breakdown – Dec 11

Fog, power outages hit south Punjab cities – Dec 11

Power supply situation deteriorates due to dense fog – Dec 10

LPG price cut by Rs10 a kg – Dec 9

LPG distributors, minister for import of excessive gas – Dec 9

Pakistan, Iran look to revisit gas pipeline agreement – Dec 9

Rs10 million energy savings under EEMP – Dec 9

In Land of World’s Cheapest LNG, Exxon and Total May Team Up – Dec 8

Reservoir site in Thar cannot be changed, says Murad – Dec 8

Thar Coal can power the nation, says Murad – Dec 8

‘Government should focus on wind and solar power’ – Dec 8

PPL gas output jumps 10pc to cross 1BCFE per day milestone – Dec 8

World Bank cancels $100m loan – Dec 8

17 percent GST maintained at Rs 400 per MMBTU for industries: Khaqan – Dec 8

CPEC to help Pakistan achieve economic turnaround, says CPHGC CEO – Dec 8

Power ministry to bear impact of Rs50b waived from Sindh’s bills – Dec 8

Govt to relaunch projects left incomplete by PPP – Dec 8

ECC dismisses proposal for 50% sales tax on gas supply – Dec 8

Major oil and gas event kicks off in Ashgabat – Dec 7

Pakistan Petroleum Limited – Dec 7

Ministry seeks power to slap surcharges on consumers – Dec 6

France expresses interest in improving trade ties – Dec 6

11,000 megawatts added in national grid in three years – Dec 6

Supply of LNG: talks with Italy under way: Khaqan – Dec 6

Pakistan intends to buy more power from Iran: envoy – Dec 6

‘KP govt hurdle in energy projects’ – Dec 6

‘Business community should partner with govt for CPEC’ – Dec 6

Dropping anchor – Dec 6

Nuclear tech seen as latest China ‘name card’ – Dec 5

Net metering: Nepra likely to award licenses soon – Dec 5

Losing to populism – Dec 5

Acute gas shortage hits twin cities – Dec 5

Thy kingdom come – Dec 5

EFU Managed Growth Fund Rates – Dec 5

Islamabad intends to buy more electricity from Iran: Pak Ambassador – Dec 5

PM approves financing plan for Diamer Bhasha Dam – Dec 5

Need to implement Smart Grid technologies to reduce power losses – Dec 4

Sindh, Punjab textile exporters split over gas pricing – Dec 4

Govt intervention destabilises energy market – Dec 4

The Iran Pakistan India Pipeline – Dec 4

OPEC deal could lead to US shale surge – Dec 3

Govt stumbles in fifth attempt to privatize HEC – Dec 3

Furnace oil sales fall after closure of mega power plants – Dec 3

Imran Khan lays foundation stone for mega power project in Kalam – Dec 3

Thar coal reserves to meet growing energy demand for decades – Dec 3

China pushes for long-term coal contracts to stabilize market – Dec 3

Rising receivables: PSO on the verge of default again – Dec 3

Chashma 3, Pakistan’s Fourth Reactor, Is Connected to the Grid – Dec 3

South Korea keen to cooperate with Pakistan in hydropower: Envoy – Dec 3

NHP payment to Punjab: Wapda irked by delay in issuance of promissory note by MoF – Dec 3

Arrears: Sindh releases Rs 4.5 billion to Hesco, Sepco – Dec 3

Deregulation of prices of CNG: proposal sent to all stakeholders – Dec 3

Crude oil production reaches record high of 100,000 bpd – Dec 2

MOL to increase production in Pakistanʼs Tal Block – Dec 2

Shell launches V-Power fuel – Dec 2

Gidc act 2015: Special committee to discuss report – Dec 2

‘Provinces must have due representation in state-owned oil, gas firms’ – Dec 2

CM takes up gas closure issue with petroleum minister – Dec 2

OPEC agrees first output cut since 2008 – Dec 1

Oil eases in Asian trade after OPEC cut – Dec 1

Japanese companies join race for Pak LNG tender – Dec 1

Petrol prices go up by Rs 2, diesel by Rs 2.70 – Dec 1

Mardankhel-01 well starts production – Dec 1

Chashma power plant to be ready for inauguration by next month – Dec 1

North-South pipeline: Pakistan, Russia reach LNG price accord – Dec 1

‘Thar coal reserves set to meet growing energy demand for decades’ – Dec 1

Senate body to discuss circular debt today – Dec 1

Consumers continue to suffer on regulatory woes – Dec 1

Coordination required in energy labeling – Dec 1

Rs 2.6 per unit cut in power tariff: ‘Nepra’s decision to deprive Karachiites of relief’ – Dec 1

Thar: SECMC unveils plans for five more coal-fired plants – Dec 1