Khaqan assures smooth gas supply to industries, domestic consumers in winter

LAHORE Nov 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Petroleum and
Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday vowed to
ensure uninterrupted gas supply to industries during winter
season so that they could produce maximum as per their capacity.
He was briefly talking to the media after inaugurating
Pakistan State Oil’s new range of premium quality fuel products
at PSO Defence Service Station Cavalry Ground, here.
The Federal Minister said the government was trying to ensure
smooth gas supply to domestic consumers. “We have ample
storages of gas and have a comprehensive strategy to meet the
high demand of gas during winter,” he added.
Khaqan said due to the policies being pursued by the
government, surplus gas would be available in the country in
the year 2018.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, the Federal Minister
lauded Pakistan State Oil for its continuous support in
helping the government as well as the Petroleum Ministry
achieve their goals of better quality fuels in Pakistan.
“This is a momentous initiative as it renders numerous
benefits not only the consumer, but also for the country’s
economy at large,” he mentioned.
Khaqan said new petrol would enhance engine performance
and speed. New petrol, he said, would be available in different
colours to avoid adulteration factor.
It must be noted that the inaugurated new fuels namely
Aldrin Premium and Aldrin X High Performance were already put
on sale earlier this month (November) at Pakistan State Oil
petrol stations nationwide including Lahore.
Pakistan State Oil being the country’s flagship oil
marketing company, has played a key role in materializing the
vision of the Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural Resources (MNPR) by introducing higher
grade RON (Research Octane Number) fuels in the country for
the very first time.
In his address of welcome Managing Director Pakistan
State Oil (PSO) Sheikh Imran Ul Haq said, the company
continued to be industry leader, setting new trends for market
players to follow. He said, “The launch of our new product
line is yet another testament to Pakistan State Oil’s
commitment to effectively meeting the changing needs of our
consumers and delivering them the best quality products.
Later, a sizeable number of customers flocked the petrol
station to fuel their vehicles with the new and improved
product range. The customers also praised Pakistan State Oil’s
efforts to improve fuel quality in Pakistan and shared how
they had already started experiencing benefits of the new fuel