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Ogra proposes more ports and additional LNG shipments to alleviate the situation

KARACHI: Masroor Khan, chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra), said on Monday that the establishment of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and an increase in the number of cargoes in the next few years will assist alleviate the country’s gas deficit.

He said the government machinery was well aware of the challenges faced by industrialists and home customers while speaking at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) at Federation House. The Ogra chairman stated that he is speaking to all of the country’s 15 to 20 LNG groups and alliances through the FPCCI’s apex platform, and that they can rest certain that their voices are being heard.

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Ogra Member Gas Muhammad Arif discussed the grave issues of safety and irregularities at the end of smaller retailers in the LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution and sales network across the country. He admitted that it would take some time to implement the standards at the small shops selling gas for the domestic and small-scale commercial consumption.

He added that Ogra was working towards a system where every gas cylinder in the country would have a National Serial Number for safety, standardisation, certification, recertification and tracking.

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