ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved to replace four Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) air mix projects.
The decision was made keeping in view road access, availability of land and safety and security issues. The air mix project in Malkot (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) will be replaced with project at Balakot, Forward Kahuta with Drosh (Chitral), Hajira (Azad Kashmir) to Beor Kahuta, and Abbaspur (AJK) to Baan in Murree.
ECC approved a proposal by petroleum division to allocate 14.2 MMCFD gas from Sofia field in Mehar , Sindh to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) owing to availability of nearest transmission network and that the gas from same block is already being supplied to SSGC.
On re-allocation of gas from existing fields, ECC approved to re-allocate up to 130 MMCFD gas from Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) Kunnar Pasakhi Deep (KPD) gas field in Sindh to SSGC and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on equal sharing basis in line with earlier ECC decision in 2009.
It was decided that up to 25 MMCFD gas from Makori East field located in Kohat and 6.4 MMCFD from Makori Deep field would be allocated to SNGPL for meeting its gas demand and supply.
The ECC also allowed marketing of diesel oil conforming to EURO-IV and EURO-V specifications under deregulated environment provided there was no burden on government of Pakistan.
It also approved to enhance the wheat subsidy in Gilgit-Baltistan by up to Rs.2 per kilogram by the end of current financial year. It was decided that funds for supply of wheat would be provided on quarterly basis during harsh weather while it would be provided on monthly basis for the remaining part of the year.
The ECC also approved payment of two months salary to the employees of Pakistan Steel Mills.