ISLAMABAD - Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday was informed that petroleum shortage in the country would be controlled by the end of this month and 80 per cent of deficiency would be dealt within coming 10 days. 'Petroleum shortage would be controlled by the end of this month, Secretary Petroleum, Natural Resources Ijaz Chaudhry told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Yasmeen Rehman in the absence of Chaudhry Nisar. Secretary Petroleum shared this information in response to volley of questions posed by members of Public Accounts Committee (PAC). It was questioned that what was the real reasons behind the shortage and who were responsible. Are the CNG stations in country following the prescribed rules, they questioned. PAC asked to submit detailed report covering all the questions within two days. A committee member said that despite ban, Sui Gas was being supplied to cement factories while CNG stations were also involved in stealing of gas. Secretary Petroleum said that around 80 per cent shortage would be dealt in coming 10 days. 'We are taking all out measures to control it, he added. Discussing the audit objections, audit officials said that three refineries claimed refund on account of profit shortfall during the period 1992-93 to 2001-2002 although they were earning a profit ranging between 10 per cent and 40 per cent and there was no loss to the refineries on account of any profit shortfall. 'The refund claimed amounting to Rs 17 billion though inadmissible were paid to the claimants during the period. The committee ordered PSO to give record to audit authorities till July 10. The committee also reviewed the non-recovery of cost of supplied HSD worth Rs 158 million. Audit officials said that PSO supplied High Speed Diesel (HSD) to M/s Pakistan Motorways Contractors Joint Venture (PMC-JV) during the period March 2004 to December 2005. The supplies were made on the basis of local letters of credit established by the PMC-JV in favour of PSO. However, PSO could not realise the dues amounting to Rs 158 million due to the non-submission of their bills within the validity of L/C. They said that PMC-JV agreed in Nov,2006 to pay the balance amount in installments but failed to honour their commitments and no recovery could be made by PSO till June 30, 2008.