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PM directs petroleum ministry to ensure supply of 28,000 tones fuel oil to power sector daily

Islamabad:Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday directed the Ministry of Petroleum to ensure the supply of 28,000 tones fuel oil to power sector daily to add 1200 MW in the national grid system.The Prime Minister stated this while chairing an important Energy Meeting to cope with the energy crisis at Prime Minister House on Saturday. The meeting also decided to provide 15mmcfd to GTPS, Faisalabad which would add another 65 MW in the national grid leading to ease up the pressure.The meeting also discussed to provide 100 mmcfd additional supply of gas to Karachi Electricity Supply Corporation (KESC) to produce 300 MW which could help KESC in reducing their off take from the national grid of equal quantity of power making it available for helping in improving the supply of electricity.The gas is proposed to be made available to the power sector by suspending its supply of one day more to the industrial and the CAPTIVE power sectors in Punjab sparing the 66 mmcfd of gas for use in the most efficient power plants to produce electricity.

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