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A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar.

Dated : 26 November 2020

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar here in Islamabad on Thursday.

Cabinet Committee on Energy discussed the summary of Petroleum Division on natural gas load management during winter 2020-21. While presenting the natural gas demand supply situation for the winters the committee was informed that domestic and export oriented industrial sectors will face no disruption during the winters. CCoE directed the ministry to ensure prioritizing the residential and industrial demand during winter months, without any curtailment of load.

Petroleum Division presented the mitigation measures for arranging additional gas for the season. Furthermore, an optimum utilization plan for RLNG was also presented.

CCoE also directed Petroleum Division to present energy efficiency program for domestic natural gas appliances. CCoE also directed Petroleum Division to check gas theft through illegal use of compressors in the residential and commercial sectors.

CCoE approved a proposal of Power Division for ratification of the MOUs signed with the Independent Power Producers (IPPS). Power Division will continue to pursue agreements, based on these MoUs, through the committee constituted for this purpose.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, SAPM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries, and Investment, and officials from various divisions.