Govt removes ban on furnace oil imports as power demand rises

ISLAMABAD: The government has lifted the ban on import of furnace oil for running power plants and has directed state-owned Pakistan State Oil (PSO) to place orders for bringing fuel cargoes in order to meet growing electricity demand in summer.

Talking to The Express Tribune, a senior government official said the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) had written to PSO, asking the oil marketing giant to resume the import of furnace oil.

“The Cabinet Committee on Energy has decided to resume import of furnace oil to meet growing demand from power plants,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, 5th April, 2018