Power plants to start lifting of furnace oil

Amid continuing challenges at the second Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal, the government has decided in principle to ensure simultaneous lifting of domestic and imported furnace oil for power plants to ease jet fuel challenges.

Informed sources said the two divisions – petroleum and power – of the PM-led ministry of energy would submit a formal summary to Mr Abbasi under which the power plants would be directed to lift a combination of furnace oil produced by local refineries and imports arranged by Pakistan State Oil (PSO).

Published in Dawn, 12th December, 2017