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Issues in energy for development

The welfare of humanity has critically depended on our ability to harness and use energy. Development in Pakistan has similarly faced huge obstacles resulting largely from our inability to organise…

Oil And Gas Sector: Reform, Restructuring

Oil and gas sector: reform, restructuring

Oil and gas (O&G) sector has defied reforms and restructuring for a long time now, despite a demand by the stakeholders and recommendations of others. Even the 18th Amendment could…

Dealing with the energy mess

I have been saying for long that the energy sector mess alone can drag the economy down to abyss. The IMF in its latest review is giving a similar picture.…

Production And Priority

Production and priority

Every winter, there is gas shortage and every winter Sindh says that it produces more gas and it should get its due share. The scarcity, however, is equal throughout the…

Legacy power contracts

As reported by the press, NEPRA Chairman Tauseef H. Siddiqui stated last month that Pakistan is being held to an expensive electricity ‘ransom’ whereby the government “purchases electricity at Rs…

Oil And Gas Policy Steps

Oil and gas policy steps

The government seems to be quite active in the energy sector; the hard work of the last one year of the Energy Task force has started yielding results. Earlier, an…

A Power Plan For The Future

A power plan for the future

The NTDC has submitted to Nepra a long-term plan of expansion of electrical power generation covering the period till 2040.It is an indicative plan and is a statutory requirement under…

Reducing Losses In The Energy Sector

Reducing losses in the energy sector

The energy sector seems to be a double-edged weapon; if you don’t have it, you suffer and if you have it and can’t manage it properly, you may suffer more.…