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A winter without gas?

Part - II Gas and electricity prices have become politically sensitive issues. The IMF compares prices in dollars, which shows that energy price hikes are negligible. However, in rupees these…

A winter without gas? Part – I

Winter has almost arrived. There is usually a high gas demand in this season but gas shortages in the winter have become a norm in Pakistan. Local gas supplies decrease…

Role of LPG in gas crisis — I

Winters are approaching, in fact are there already. There is usually higher gas demand in winters due to heating and later heating requirements. Local gas supplies have been decreasing 10%…

Rising electricity tariffs: a fact-sheet

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) conditionalities imposed with the grant of their loan is invariably cited by the incumbent government as the reason for an unending increase in prices of…

Power tariff relief

Energy puzzle is necessary to be resolved for the economy to grow on a sustainable path. A crisis was already in the making when this government came to power. Circular…

Diversifying gas use

The gas crisis has been caused by continuously depleting local gas resources, and rising LNG prices. Cheaper local gas supplies will continue to decrease due to the lack of any…

Gas allocation policy

Pakistan’s gas allocation policy caters to winning votes rather than what is right for its economy or bringing its population out of poverty. Table 1 shows the efficiencies possible in…

Moratorium on gas supply to CPPs is no solution

Pakistan is faced with an acute gas shortage. Natural gas resources, which comprise 50% of the country’s total energy supply, are declining rapidly with no sizeable gas discoveries in sight,…

Cheap natural gas addiction

While debate is raging on social media regarding petroleum prices, ticking time bomb of growing gas circular debt is conspicuous by its absence in these discussions. Consumers are addicted to…