First phase of Quaid e Azam Solar Park complete
The first phase of the Quaid e Azam Solar Power Park located in Cholistan Desert Punjab is complete. There are 400,000 solar panels installed in the park which are spread over 200 hectares of land. The solar park is being made in collaboration with the Chinese government, and the... Read more
Petroleum Ministry to set LNG quota
During an Economic Coordination Committee meeting, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources was given the authority to set LNG quota for consumers like the power plants. The quota had been previously been set by the Cabinet Committee on Energy and the Economic Coordination Committee. The Cabinet Committee on... Read more
MOU signed between Russian and Pakistani oil company
A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, has been signed between Russia’s JGC Rosgeologia petroleum company and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Ltd to explore and develop oil installations in Pakistan. This is a long term agreement, and under the agreement Rosgeologia will provide technical planning and execution, and arrangement... Read more
Energy crisis not to be resolved anytime soon
The major energy companies are operating without top management officers which is hindering progress to solve the energy crisis. OGDC, PSO, and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline don’t have managing directors which is becoming a problem to tackle the energy crisis says petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi. Due to various reasons,... Read more
PM not happy with Neelum Jhelum project delay
The prime minister is upset with the Neelum Jhelum management team in delaying the completion of the hydropower dam. The hydropower dam was supposed to complete by October 2015, then the date was revised to December 2016, but now it seems it will much longer than that. During the... Read more
Nepra accuses K-Electric of violating agreement
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has accused K-Electric of violating conditions of its privatization agreement. According to the agreement, K-Electric was required to add 1,000 megawatts of electricity to its capacity within three years, but it had failed to do so. It did add 1,034 megawatts to... Read more
K-Electric responsible for Karachi deaths says NEPRA
A report submitted by the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power mentions that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, holds K-Electric responsible for the death of more than 1300 people in Karachi. The report submitted to the upper house of parliament also blames the disaster management authorities and... Read more
Government criticized for repeating previous energy mistakes
The Senate standing committee on water and power criticized the government for not learning from previous mistakes and making the same mikstakes again. The committee’s chairman, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, said that in 1986 thermal power plants were approved instead of coal plants which has resulted in energy crisis today.... Read more
Senate panel to probe Karachi load shedding
During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power, it was decided that a senate panel will probe the excessive load shedding that occurred in Karachi during the first few days of Ramadan. The load shedding resulted in more than 1200 people dead. National Electric Power... Read more
Neelum Jhelum project funding resumes
After a meeting between the Middle East lenders, Ishaq Dar, and Abid Sher Ali, the Middle East lenders have agreed to resume funding for the 969 megawatts Neelum Jhelum hydropower project. The lenders had stopped the project financing due to the increase in cost completion. The lenders were to... Read more