ISLAMABAD -  The Eni Pakistan, in a joint venture with the PPL and KUFPEC, recently made a new discovery of the gas, showing potential to efficiently meet the country’s energy needs. “The production testing gas flowed 33 million cubic feet per day is highlighting an excellent potential for the future for energy needs of the country,”  says an official source. The new gas reservoir was discovered in the Kirthar Foldbelt, Sukhpur. The discovery will be appraised and sub-sequentially be commercialized through an early production scheme, making possible the gas supply within three years, the official source added.

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources has also appreciated the efforts of Director General (Petroleum Concessions), Eni Pakistan and its partners on the discovery of the new gas reservoirs and said that this discovery was a good news for the nation and the energy sector of the country.

He observed that the discovery of new oil and gas reservoirs were vital to cope with the prevailing energy shortage in the country.

The minister expressed the hope that the new gas discovery would help meet the energy demand of the country Meanwhile, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has made comprehensive arrangements to ensure continuous oil and gas supply on elections day.

The ministry has established a cell to ensure co-ordination among Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Finance, Water and Power, SNGPL, SSGCL, OGDCL and PSO to provide continuous supply of oil and gas.

Similarly, adequate stocks of furnace oil was being provided to the power sector, enabling it to ensure un-interrupted power supply on the election day.