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OGRA issues 98 permits to LPG sector for smooth supply in country

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority has issued around 98 different permits to streamline matters related to LPG sector, including its smooth supply in every nook and corner of the country throughout the year, Radio Pakistan reported.

The regulator granted nine licences for establishing new oil marketing companies, which would bring investment of around 4.5 billion rupees for  construction of oil storage infrastructure over the next three years.

Besides, permission was granted to six companies to initiate marketing of petroleum products after fulfilling their obligation of constructing oil storage infrastructure.

The authority said new entrants into the marketing arena will increase competition, which will ultimately benefit the consumers.

Similarly, it granted permissions to the OMCs and other companies for operating their newly constructed oil storages and terminals at different locations including Sahiwal, Habibabad, Mehmoodkot, Machike, Daulatpur, Port Qasim, Shikarpur, Kotlajam and Pattoki.

It said the addition of new oil storages will strengthen the oil supply infrastructure and backup storage system.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distributor Action Committee announced to go on strike from Friday in Karachi against the unnecessary crackdown of police officials on LPG distributors, ARY News reported on July 17.

Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Ishaq Khan, the LPG distributor action committee member said that police have launched an unnecessary crackdown against distributors from last 10 days.

“The strike of LPG supply will be for an indefinite period against the unnecessary crackdown by the police,” added Ishaq Khan.

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