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  • Outage at Engro LNG terminal disrupts gas supply to Punjab

    LAHORE: Gas supply to Punjab’s industrial units, compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and four power plants was temporarily suspended on Tuesday after a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal owned by Engro Corporation encountered a technical fault...

    The outage resulted in gas supply suspension to 412-megawatt Rousch and 157MW Fauji Kabirwala power plants in Khanewal, and two state-owned plants in Faisalabad having a combined...

  • 2nd LNG terminal will be ready by Nov 15: PM

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that the country’s second LNG terminal will be commissioned by Nov 15...

    ”The terminal, which was earlier scheduled to be completed by June, has been hit by delays and its commissioning has been moved forward from June to August, then again to September...

  • YB Group, Sapphire to set up LNG terminal at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: The boards of Younus Brothers Group and Sapphire Group have announced their investment plans for Energas LNG terminal to be developed at Port Qasim, a press release issued on Tuesday said...

    The LNG terminal is designed to berth a FSRU of 173,340 m3 along with an LNG carrier of 266,000 m3...

  • Second LNG terminal delayed for third time

    LAHORE: Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited (PLTL) is presently under alleged government pressure to waive $50 million penalty it has imposed on the contractor for delaying the completion of the country’s second LNG terminal at Port Qasim...

    The PLTL—a public sector entity being run under control of the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division)—is supervising the LNG terminal project being client while the Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited...

  • NAB directed to probe financial irregularities in construction of Islamabad airport baggage terminal

    The Senate's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe allegations of financial misconduct surrounding the construction of the baggage terminal at Islamabad's new Airport...

    The meeting, led by PAC Chairman Khursheed Shah, was briefed that misappropriations had been made in the construction of the baggage terminal at the new Islamabad airport...

  • Rome airport in chaos after fire devastates terminal

    ROME: Scores of flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers had their travel plans wrecked on Thursday after a fierce fire devastated part of a terminal at Rome’s Fiumicino airport...

    The city’s main airport was closed to passengers for several hours after a blaze triggered by an electrical fault in a bar broke out in terminal three, which is used for international flights...

  • Tribe allows new customs terminal at Torkham

    LANDI KOTAL: After over four-month long talks, the Khugakhel elders and government officials reached an understanding on Friday about the modalities of constructing a modern customs terminal at Torkham border...

    Though the government side acknowledged that a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ was reached with the Khugakhel tribe, it refused to share the conditions on which the construction of the proposed customs terminal was agreed... ...

  • Disputed penalty on LNG terminal goes to arbitration

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Law and Justice has appointed arbitrators to resolve the issue of $30 million penalty imposed on the Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGPC) by Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited (PLTL) for allegedly delaying completion of the country’s second LNG terminal at Port Qasim...

    The PGPC is constructing the country’s second LNG terminal in private sector after Engro...

  • Dirty cargo terminal handles first vessel

    KARACHI: The country’s first dirty cargo terminal — Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) — has started its operations by handling its maiden coal cargo vessel of more than 41,000 tonnes...

    The Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL), under a 30-year built-operate-and-transfer agreement with the Port Qasim Authority, has built its own jetty equipped with two coal ship unloading cranes and one cement/clinker loading...

  • Second LNG terminal hits snags

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s second Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal is getting delayed and efforts are afoot to execute a fresh commercial operation date (COD) to sidestep liquidity damages to private investors...

    The LNG shipment from the second terminal were expected to be fed to three mega LNG-based power projects in Punjab – Bhikki, Balloki and Haveli Bahadur Shah – of 1,200-megawatt each...

  • Yemeni forces wrest main oil terminal from Al Qaeda

    ADEN: Yemeni government forces and their Emirati allies took back control of the country’s largest oil export terminal from Al Qaeda on Monday, security officials said, a day after routing the militants from their nearby stronghold...

    About 80 per cent of Yemen’s modest oil reserves were exported in peacetime from the Ash Shihr terminal, 68 km eastwards along the coast from Mukalla, which has been shut since the war began and Al Qaeda...

  • Tribesmen protest against change in accord on customs terminal

    LANDI KOTAL: A large number of Khuga Khel tribesmen and activists of various political parties held a demonstration here on Sunday in protest against the federal government’s decision to amend an agreement reached with them on the construction of a customs terminal at the Torkham border...

    Addressing the protesters, MNA Haji Shahji Gul said the Khuga Khel tribe being owner of the land where the new terminal was to be constructed was...

  • Bus owners demand closure of CBH-run terminal

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh Bus Owners Association on Thursday appealed to the Sindh chief minister, chief secretary and corps commander to restrain the Cantonment Board Hyderabad (CBH) from running the Qasim Chowk bus terminal illegally and charging parking fee, in line with a judgement of the Supreme Court...

    Speaking at a press conference held at the local press club, association president Mir Afzal Khan, general secretary Abdul Rasheed...

  • SC orders shifting of oil tankers to Zulfikarabad terminal

    KARACHI: Expressing extreme annoyance over the non-compliance of its orders for umpteenth time, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday once again directed the city police authorities to ensure shifting of oil tankers to the Zulfikarabad Oil Terminal...

    The bench was seized with the hearing of an application of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation administrator seeking court’s direction to the police and Rangers to ensure shifting...

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