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KP demands 40mmcf gas for 200MW power generation, 40mmcf for industries

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has demanded gas for power generation and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has written several letters to Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources and Prime Minister in this regard. KP Board of Investment and Trade (KP BoIT) Vice Chairman Mohsin Aziz, while talking to the journalist, called for provision of 40mmcf gas to the province for ... Read More »

Abid says 4,000MW more electricity in 2015, suspends X-En, 4 SDOs over complaints

LAHORE: The government is taking measures to further increase power generation and 4,000 MW electricity will be added to the national grid in 2015. This was stated by Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali during a four-hour long open court (Khuli Kachery) to listen to the grievances of the power consumers fall in the limit of Lahore ... Read More »

Govt to produce 1000MW from 46 oilfields of 280mmcfd, start 1st LNG Terminal in early 2015

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Khaqan Ababsi on Monday said that the ministry has discovered 46 oilfields with capacity of 280mmcfd dormant natural gas, which could generate up to 1000MW electricity. Talking to journalists in the Parliament, his ministry has forwarded to the CCI a summary for regularistaion of LPG prices. If CCI approves our suggestions after taking ... Read More »

Power tariff be cut by 12pc as oil prices slashed to $78 from $115 per barrel

LAHORE: The federal government should cut power tariff by 12 per cent as the oil prices in the international market have further decreased. Pakistan produces most of its electricity through oil and the oil prices have been cut by 28 per cent to $78 from $115 per barrel since mid of the month of June this year. In the running ... Read More »

Kalabagh Dam will add $25b to GDP, claim speakers at PML-Q seminar

ISLAMABAD: The construction of Kalabagh Dam is vital for the better future of the country as it will help tackle energy, water security and food crisis in Pakistan, said the speaker of a seminar in Kalabagh Dam organised by the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q). Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was chief guest and Ch Moonis Elahi was the convener of the event, while ... Read More »

No electricity & gas for masses, ministers bow to APTMA might

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has secured continuous supply of electricity and gas after successful negotiation with the government. APTMA Central Chairman S M Tanveer said this while talking to the media. “Successful talks between textile industry’s representatives and the government have resulted into complete exemption from electricity loadshedding for the industry on independent feeders from November 13, ... Read More »

1,400MW by end-Dec: USAID imparts training to PESCO, IESCO under EPP project

ISLAMABAD: United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director to Pakistan, Greg Gottlieb, presented the power distribution companies PESCO and IESCO with tools and maintenance vehicles to capacity to add a cumulative total of 1,400MW to Pakistan’s power system. The event, held at a ceremony at Rawal Grid Station, also marked the start of the second stage of Live ... Read More »

No gas, power suspension for textile industry: APTMA

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has secured continuous supply of electricity and gas after successful negotiation with the government. APTMA Central Chairman S M Tanveer said this while talking to the media. “Successful talks between textile industry’s representatives and the government have resulted into complete exemption from electricity loadshedding for the industry on independent feeders from November 13, ... Read More »

10,400MW more electricity in 4 years as PM signs power projects in China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will soon overcome power crisis as 10,400 megawatt electricity would be added to the national grid during the next three to four years. This was stated by Prime Minister’s spokesman Dr Musadik Malik, while giving an interview. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had signed several power projects in China that would help improve the availability of ... Read More »

Kissan Ittehad opposes Indian wheat supply to Kabul via Pakistan

LAHORE: The Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) has asked the government not to give transit facility to India to supply wheat to Afghanistan. Talking to Customs Today, PKI President Chaudhary Muhammad Anwar said that Pakistan was the only country where no subsidy was given to farmers.  He said that the prices of all agriculture inputs like seeds, fertilizers, electricity and diesel ... Read More »

Finance Ministry denies taking ADB’s dictation

ISLAMABAD: Finance Ministry has categorically ruled out receiving any directions from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on controlling power and gas theft, saying, nothing officially in this regards has been conveyed to the government. “However, the government has an understanding with ADB to reduce distribution and transmission losses substantially under the sustainable energy sector reform program” a well placed official ... Read More »

NEPRA increases power tariff by 52 paisa, notification issued

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday notified 52-paisa increase in power tariff. Surprisingly, the latest increase was notified under the fuel adjustment head at a time when international oil prices are on a declining trend. As per the notification domestic users consuming less than 50 units a month would be exempted. The increase would also not be ... Read More »

6600MW Gadani Power Park worth Rs147b could attract only six firms

ISLAMABAD: Only six companies have submitted their Expressions of Interest (EoIs) against imported coal based Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of cumulative capacity of 6600 MW to be set up at Gadani Power Park in Balochistan. The EoI opening ceremony was held at Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB), which was attended by the acting PPIB Managing Director Shah Jahan Mirza, ... Read More »

IDB to finance $1.17 billion CASA-1000 project

 ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has given $1.17 billion Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) a push by agreeing on giving the project financial assistance. The World Bank had already agreed to give $526 million loan, about 50 per cent of the total cost, for the project which would help Pakistan overcome prevailing power shortage. The ... Read More »

NEPRA increases power tariff by 52 paisa, consumers to pay Rs4.5b

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has once again increased power tariff by 52 paisa per unit on account of monthly fuel price adjustment despite a plunge in the price of furnace in the international oil market. Nepra acting Chairman Habibullah Khilji took the decision during a public hearing. The power consumers will now have to pay Rs4.5 ... Read More »

Govt needs $20b investment to produce 17,000MW electricity by 2020

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan requires $20 billion to add 17,000 megawatts (MW) to the national grid by 2020. In a bid to meet the burgeoning electricity demand, Pakistan made its case in a two-day international conference “Invest Pakistan” inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The government has projected that total electricity demand will be 34,000 megawatts by 2020. The challenge is ... Read More »

Nepra to impose new electricity tariff after Power Ministry’s approval

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Monday okayed hike in power tariff by Re 0.52 per unit under fuel adjustment. Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) had sought increase over Re 1 per unit, stating that production exceeded Rs 60.53 billion expenses due to additional usage of fuel during September. However, Nepra approved Re 0.52 increase in electricity tariff. ... Read More »

NEPRA upsets consumers with 52 paisa hike to meet Rs60.53b expenses

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) Monday okayed hike in power tariff by Re 0.52 per unit under fuel adjustment. Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) had sought increase over Re 1 per unit, stating that production exceeded Rs 60.53 billion expenses due to additional usage of fuel during September. However, Nepra approved Re 0.52 increase in electricity tariff. ... Read More »

Power tariff may up by 52 paisa/kwh as Discos seek hike

ISLAMABAD: For September, Nepra is expected to permit a further hike of 52 paisa per kilowatt hour, in the tariff of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos). The figures provided by the Central Power Purchasing Agency say that a total of 9125 Gigawatts hours (Gwh) electricity was generated during the month of September, while 8,934.91 (GWh) electricity was delivered to Discos worth ... Read More »

ICCI seeks urgent removal of faster electricity meters

ISLAMABAD: The businessmen community of the capital protested against the installation of new power meters that run 30-35 percent faster than the old ones and demanded their urgent replacement. The demand was made during a meeting held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry auditorium. Presiding over the meeting, the ICCI chief said that business community had been demanding since ... Read More »