Plan under process to secure energy sector

ISLAMABAD: The government is in the process of finalising an integrated strategic plan for the security of oil and gas installations across the country to ensure smooth energy supplies at all times.

Aviation and transport fuel stocks for defence requirements are required to be maintained for 25 days through oil marketing companies (OMCs) and another 45 days stocks by civil sector at all seaports and airports.

Informed sources said the defence authorities have expressed concern that while forces were maintaining 20 day cover of general service reserves at their own depots, however, 25-day minimum strategic reserve supposed to be maintained by petroleum division through Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and other OMCs were running a deficit.

Published in Dawn, 14th August, 2018