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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Dr. Asim presides high level meeting

Islamabad, May 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Dr. Asim Hussain, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, chaired a meeting on Draft Low BTU Gas Pricing Policy 2012, herein Islamabad today. Representatives of provisional governments including Sindh, Balochistan and KPK attended the meeting along with senior officers of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

Dr. Asim Hussain said that the federal government believes in equitable distribution of resources and top priority is accorded to providing relief to the consumers. He further said that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has always taken on board provinces for important policy formulation and keeping the same spirit alive, all the provinces are being consulted for providing valuable input on Low BTU Gas Pricing Policy as well as the National Petroleum and Mineral Policy.

The Minister Petroleum further said that separate policies for utilization of Flared Gas and Marginal Gases is being formulated that will be shared with the provinces. The proposal of establishment of refineries in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province was also discussed and the provincial representative informed that three sites have been identified in the southern districts of KPK.

For more information, contact:
Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Resources
Tel: +9251 921 0220 -9206416
Fax: +9251 921 3180
Email: minister@mpnr.gov.pk

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