Energy E-Alerts


December 2016


Regulatory bodies' control given to government

The federal government on Monday brought regulatory bodies, including the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), and Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) under the direct control of respective ministries.

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Regulatory bodies’ control given to govt

NEPRA handed over to Ministry of Water and Power, OGRA to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, PTA and FAB to Ministry of Information, PPRA to Finance Division; officials say regulators were not delivering for last few years; some fear the decision will compromise concept of regulatory bodies.

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Addition of power will eliminate load shedding

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired a meeting to review progress on various energy related projects. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the capacity and timeline for completion of various ongoing power projects in country.

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Energy crisis in Pakistan might end soon, says Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has on Monday admitted that the energy crisis in Pakistan is probably going to end soon as 10,000 mega watts of electricity are expected to be added to the national grid next year, reported Dunya News.

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Pakistan Turns to China in Energy Binge

When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to office in 2013, rolling power outages across the country were plunging homes and businesses into darkness for up to 12 hours a day.

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No negligence, delay to be tolerated in timely completion of energy projects: PM

No negligence, delay to be tolerated in timely completion of energy projects: PM

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KP, power ministry challenge claims, counter-claims

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pervez Khattak Monday, once again, knocked the door of Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif for the resolution of electricity issues of the province. The officials of Ministry of Water and Power and provincial government held a detailed discussion on the electricity-related issues presented to the federal government previously.

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GHPL may be tasked to fund all projects of ISGSL

Government Holding (Private) Limited (GHPL), an arm of the Petroleum Ministry, is expected to be tasked to fund all projects of Inter-State Gas Systems Limited (ISGSL) as a 100 percent subsidiary company, in addition to three years term loan to fund the projects; well-informed sources in Petroleum Ministry told Business Recorder.

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Chinese company to be awarded mega power project

The government is all set to award 600KV (4,000MW) HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) 878-kilometres Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line Project of $2.1 billion to China Electric Power Equipment & Technology Co Ltd (CET) at wheeling tariff of 0.74 cents per unit without evaluation of its technical and financial evaluation, as the project is part of CPEC, well informed sources told Business Recorder.

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