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300 to 400 billion cubic feet new gas reserves discovered

Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain Tuesday said one billion cubic feet natural gas would be added in the system following the discovery of 400 billion cubic feet from Bhadra Gas Field situated in Dadu district of Sindh.Talking to media persons, he said the new discovery has been reported in Bhadra Gas Field Block II. In the field from 300 to 400 billion cubic feet (estimated) Gas reserves are available. But initially only 30 MMCF Gas would be extracted from the field. The government has added from 400 to 600 MMF gas in the system.The new discovery would help mitigating the energy crisis prevailing in the country. The availability of gas during the incoming winter would be much better as comparing to last winter season, he said.A new Oil Refinery is being established in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw.  Oil and Gas Development Authority (OGDCL) would dig 36 wells next year. The training institute of OGDCL would be converted into Petro Chemical Institute. Admissions in the institute would be given strictly on merit. Later on the institute would be converted into a university with the financial assistance of Poland.

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