Energy division rejects rumours about gas crisis

ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division of Ministry of Energy on Wednesday rejected a news item appearing in a section of the press about a probable gas crisis in the upcoming winter.

The Division slammed the news by saying “the government is cognizant of managing and adequate provision of gas at the onset of the winter season.”

Commenting on the issue, a spokesman of the petroleum division has clarified that presently oil refineries were holding minimum stocks of furnace oil, which were being uplifted by oil marketing companies for power plants.

“Petroleum Division in conjunction with the Power Division is constantly monitoring the furnace oil usage and stocks available in the country,” he said in a press release.

There was news in the sections of the press that a possible gas crisis may occur in the upcoming winters amid to energy shortage in the country. Pakistan has suffered a gas shortfall in the past due to heavy consumption by domestic and industrial consumers in winters.

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