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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has discovered a new gas reserve in southern Sindh province that would help reduce acute gas shortages for industry and transport, the petroleum ministry said Friday.

Italian energy major ENI with joint venture partners Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company made the discovery in the Kirthar Fold Belt region 270 kilometres north of Karachi.

“During the production testing gas flowed at 33 million cubic feet per day highlighting an excellent potential for the future for energy needs of the country,” the ministry said in a statement.

Officials said that under an early production scheme, gas supply from the new reserve would be possible within three years.

Pakistan’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui said that the discovery was “good news for the nation and the energy sector of Pakistan”.

The discovery of new oil and gas reservoirs were “vital” to cope with the prevailing energy shortage in the country, Siddiqui said.

ENI has been in Pakistan since 2000 and is the country’s largest producer, with an average production of 54,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2011.

Pakistan has had an endemic energy crisis for years, characterised by frequent blackouts, which has crippled the economy.

The crisis is blamed on chronic mismanagement and corruption.
 

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We can enjoy several benefits if our jahil government didn't show corruption with it:


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No offense. Pakistan have boasted such discoveries in the past. I think its epic mismanagement on the Pak govt to waste all its resources. They boast bout resources but take no effort to extract them.
Even if they are corrupt, get some money from company and start working on it. Not make the resources idle.
 

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No offense. Pakistan have boasted such discoveries in the past. I think its epic mismanagement on the Pak govt to waste all its resources. They boast bout resources but take no effort to extract them.
Even if they are corrupt, get some money from company and start working on it. Not make the resources idle.
exactly but raja there is tiny problem that they are not just corrupt people...they are "senseless' corrupt people:hitwall:
 

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No offense. Pakistan have boasted such discoveries in the past. I think its epic mismanagement on the Pak govt to waste all its resources. They boast bout resources but take no effort to extract them.
Even if they are corrupt, get some money from company and start working on it. Not make the resources idle.
this could be election stunt...
 

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and how can you say that?:what: what elections has to do with discovery of gas?:blink:
hmmm, yes it could be... they will make some stunts, by saying, this gas will boost our economy etc... will bring the gas out if we come into power again...
 
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exactly but raja there is tiny problem that they are not just corrupt people...they are "senseless' corrupt people:hitwall:
Corruption in sub continental countries have become too mainstream, that it has become a way of life. In Tamil Nadu, politicians are corrupt, i accept. They get money, but get the project done somehow. Atleast there is something.

But there, they do nothing. Something have to fundamentally changed.

and how can you say that?:what: what elections has to do with discovery of gas?:blink:
It could be. Remember when the THAR coal reserves were discovered? Are they still extracting? or fooling the people?
Its a question people of Pakistan have to ask.
 

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Corruption in sub continental countries have become too mainstream, that it has become a way of life. In Tamil Nadu, politicians are corrupt, i accept. They get money, but get the project done somehow. Atleast there is something.

But there, they do nothing. Something have to fundamentally changed.
not every political party acts like PPP when come to rule..like dude you are forgetting Mustafa Kamal who completed various projects in Karachi and he was ranked as second out of top 5 of Asia!

hmmm, yes it could be... they will make some stunts, by saying, this gas will boost our economy etc... will bring the gas out if we come into power again...
ahan...yeah i agree at this point....BUT ppp ONLY BEGS FOR VOTE IN THE NAME OF BHUTTO...or by throwing insults on pml-n...i don't think so that they can even imagine to add this point in their agenda!
 
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not every political party acts like PPP when come to rule..like dude you are forgetting Mustafa Kamal who completed various projects in Karachi and he was ranked as second out of top 5 of Asia!
No dear. I do not say, that every party is corrupt and every politician is one. What i just meant to say was, even if the party is corrupt, get the money and get the project going. It will be beneficial to the region and the country as a whole.
Its the lack of steps by them is what baffles me. They are making the resources lie waste, without any use to themselves (through corrupt money) and to the nation.
Which is why i think, it might be a election stunt.
 

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has discovered a new gas reserve in southern Sindh province that would help reduce acute gas shortages for industry and transport, the petroleum ministry said Friday.

Italian energy major ENI with joint venture partners Pakistan Petroleum Limited and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company made the discovery in the Kirthar Fold Belt region 270 kilometres (170 miles) north of Karachi.

"During the production testing gas flowed at 33 million cubic feet per day highlighting an excellent potential for the future for energy needs of the country," the ministry said in a statement.

Officials said that under an early production scheme, gas supply from the new reserve would be possible within three years.

Pakistan's Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui said that the discovery was "good news for the nation and the energy sector of Pakistan".

The discovery of new oil and gas reservoirs were "vital" to cope with the prevailing energy shortage in the country, Siddiqui said.

ENI has been in Pakistan since 2000 and is the country's largest producer, with an average production of 54,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2011.

Pakistan has had an endemic energy crisis for years, characterized by frequent blackouts, which has crippled the economy.

The crisis is blamed on chronic mismanagement and corruption. (AFP)

New gas reserves discovered in southern Pakistan - thenews.com.pk
 

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