Directorate General of Gas
Formulation of the Government Policies regarding Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Assessment and management of gas demand & supply.
Allocation of gas from new finds to gas utility companies;
Allocation of Natural Gas from different supply sources to various sectors;
Review and execution of gas price agreements with producers and gas sales agreements between the producers and the Government nominated buyer;
Assessment of consumers’ gas prices based on the prescribed prices, determined by OGRA and making recommendations to the Government for their fixation;
Budgeting and monitoring of receipts of Gas Development Surcharge;
Implementation of the President/PM directives including Gas supply schemes of the Parliamentarians.
Coordination with Ministry of Interior and Civil Armed Forces etc on issues relating to safety/security of gas pipeline in the country.
Processing as well as implementation of Cabinet/ECC decisions;
Parliamentary Business, i.e. Senate/National Assembly Questions, Standing Committees meeting and ensure implementation of their recommendation.
By turn of the last century, Natural Gas established leading position in the global energy economy for its convenient handling, environmental friendliness, favorable pricing, operational efficiency and its enormous untapped reserves. Natural Gas is bound to cause a fundamental shift and its international outlook of energy supply sources in the years to come. The21st century is being dubbed as the “Gas Century” in which significant part of energy needs would be met from Natural Gas, in similar manner to oil, which laid foundation for rapid growth experienced in last century termed as “Oil Century” which came on the heel of industrialization fueled by the “Coal Century”. Natural Gas has become the fuel of choice almost everywhere in the world where it is available.
Natural Gas is a clean, safe, efficient and environment friendly fuel. It contributes 48.5% of the total primary energy mix in the country. Government of Pakistan is pursuing its policies of enhancing gas Production to meet the increasing demand of energy in the country.
LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a colorless, odorless and environment friendly mixture of inflammable hydrocarbons. It contributes to about 0.5% of country’s total primary energy supply mix. Use of LPG as domestic fuel is being encouraged to halt deforestation in the areas where supply of natural gas is technically not viable. As a result of the government’s investment-friendly policies, LPG supplies have substantially increased during last few years. The Government has allowed the use of LPG in automotives under the safety framework being regulated by Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). The cornerstone of LPG Policy is to ensure enhanced availability of the product at competitive price.
LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)
The Government is encouraging LNG import by the private sector. Accordingly, Pakistan Mashal LNG Project (PMLP) was conceived to cater for the energy need of the country as envisioned in the 25-year National Energy Security Plan and identified in the Energy Gap Coverage Strategy.