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global Welcome to Energy Update

Energy Update, a magazine launched in May 2006 to cater to the burgeoning energy sector of Pakistan. This is the only trade magazine on Energy in our country, and our aim is to become a 'voice of the energy industry.

When Energy Update started out on its journey to become a publication dedicated to the energy sector in Pakistan, it set before itself the high aim of becoming the voice of the energy industry.The magazine focusing on the developments in the global energy sector, with particular interest to Pakistan, and will also be covering developments in the alternate energy, especially CNG/ NGV, of which Pakistan is the largest consumer in the world.

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Climate Woes & Population
John Bongaarts is Distinguished Scholar at the Population Council in New York. Zeba Sathar is country director of the Population Council in Pakistan. FEW will contest that global climate change is a serious threat to the future of human welfare. And there is a plethora of suggestions regarding potential interventions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as switching to renewable energy sources and making energy use more efficient.
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PM Promises A Green And Glorious Karachi
Karachi - On his maiden visit to Karachi after assuming power, Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to restore the lost glory of the City of Lights and made some bold announcements – including giving nationality to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
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What Is The Next Move For K-Electric?
ISLAMABAD: Amid political pressure, the government is likely to create a new slab for poor domestic consumers with minimal impact of proposed 46 per cent increase in gas tariff. The Economic Coordina¬tion Committee (ECC) of the cabinet will meet on Monday (today) to consider the consequences of creating four domestic slabs from the existing three.
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Govt Plans New Slab for Poor Gas Consumers
ISLAMABAD: Amid poli¬tical pressure, the government is likely to create a new slab for poor domestic consumers with minimal impact of proposed 46 per cent increase in gas tariff. The Economic Coordina¬tion Committee (ECC) of the cabinet will meet on Monday (today) to consider the consequences of creating four domestic slabs from the existing three.
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OGDC Discovers Oil, Gas in Kohat
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Monday determined about Rs200 billion worth of additional electricity costs for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos), necessitating at least Rs2 per unit increase in consumer tariff. On the completion of determination process of all 10 Discos, the average determined tariff has increased to Rs15.45 per unit from existing rate of Rs11.50 per unit.
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OGDC Discovers Oil, Gas in Kohat
KARACHI: Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDC), operator of the Chanda — development and production lease — with joint venture partners Gov¬ern¬-ment Holdings Private Ltd (GHPL) and Zaver Pet¬roleum Corporation Ltd (ZPCL) has discovered crude oil and gas from its exploratory well Chanda No. 1, located in district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtun¬khwa.
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ECC Defers Gas Tariff Rise Amid Sindh Protest
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Monday determined about Rs200 billion worth of additional electricity costs for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos), necessitating at least Rs2 per unit increase in consumer tariff.

On the completion of determination process of all 10 Discos, the average determined tariff has increased to Rs15.45 per unit from existing rate of Rs11.50 per unit. .
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Third World Energy Summit to be held in Karachi on 11th October
Karachi, September 11: The Third Int'l Wind Energy Summit under the aegis of the Energy Update will be held at a hotel in Karachi on 11th October, 2018. The summit will be attended by experts of the energy sector, relevant senior government officials, and representatives of the concerned national and international companies.
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Finance Minister Insists Govt Will Not Increase Energy Prices
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar gave a commitment to influential industrialists on Friday that the government would stick to the pre-election announcement of providing gas and electricity to five export-oriented sectors at regionally competitive rates.
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Finance Minister Insists Govt Will Not Increase Energy Prices
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar gave a commitment to influential industrialists on Friday that the government would stick to the pre-election announcement of providing gas and electricity to five export-oriented sectors at regionally competitive rates.
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Another Possible Hit on Power Tariffs Awaits Govt’s Nod
ISLAMABAD: With Rs2 per unit increase in electricity rates awaiting notification, the government may have to swallow another bitter pill of passing on Rs180 billion worth of additional burden on consumers of distribution companies (Discos) of ex-Wapda very shortly.
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Another Possible Hit on Power Tariffs Awaits Govt’s Nod
ISLAMABAD: With Rs2 per unit increase in electricity rates awaiting notification, the government may have to swallow another bitter pill of passing on Rs180 billion worth of additional burden on consumers of distribution companies (Discos) of ex-Wapda very shortly.
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PM Forms CPEC Body to Resolve Issues, Complete Projects on Time
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted three more cabinet committees on economic affairs, including one on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as the new government starts discussions on re-prioritising CPEC projects.
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PM Khan Okays 46% Rise In Gas Tariff
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for increasing natural gas rates by an average of 46 per cent as determined by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) in June and ordered steps to control annual gas theft of Rs50 billion.
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Integrating Into the Changing Global Energy Landscape
IT seemed inconceivable at the turn of the century that coal could be replaced by some other fuel source. Then in the 1950s, petroleum replaced coal to become the major source of energy.
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ECC to Address Root Cause of Rs1.17 Trillion Circular Debt
ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the newly-reconstituted Eco¬n¬o-mic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet did not take any conclusive decision on Wednes¬day but appeared to be setting the stage for some serious business — to make fertiliser companies return Rs10 billion windfalls to the economy and to address the root cause of power sector circular debt.
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ECC Decides to Notify Outstanding NEPRA Tariff
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet decided on Monday to notify an outstanding tariff determined by the power regulator that would increase average electricity rates by about Rs2 per unit, based on tariff differential subsidy earmarked in the budget, with financial impact of around Rs200 billion.
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Overcoming Circular Debt
The circular debt is a menace that consecutive governments have unsuccessfully tried to eliminate. Numbers are terrifying: the last government cleared the circular debt amounting to Rs480 billion immediately after coming to power in June 2013.
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FPCCI Organizes Roundtable on Water Scarcity in Pakistan
The Research and Policy Division of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organized Roundtable on water scarcity in Pakistan at FPCCI Head Office Karachi, Capital Office Islamabad and Regional Office Lahore through Video conferencing. The aim of this roundtable was to discuss the water scarcity in Pakistan for minimizing risk and maximizing benefits.
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Gulf Oil, HOL Announce Partnership
KARACHI: Gulf Oil Middle East Ltd (GOMEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd, on Thursday announced its strategic partnership with Haroon Oils Ltd (HOL).
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Regulator Allows Power Firms 36 Paisa Hike in Tariff
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday allowed 36 paisa per unit increase in consumer tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment based on changes in tariff benchmarks.
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Regulator Allows Power Firms 36 Paisa Hike in Tariff
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday allowed 36 paisa per unit increase in consumer tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment based on changes in tariff benchmarks.
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Pollution & Intelligence
A NEW study has found a link between air pollution and impaired cognitive performance, with the effect impacting all age groups, particularly those over 64. In previous such studies, a link has been established between air pollution and cognitive development in students.
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Sindh Forest Dept Directed To Focus On Linear Plantation And Urban Forestry
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said more and more trees should be planted in order to reduce global warming, and directed the forest department to take steps in this regard.
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Massive Plantation Needed To Save Nature, Says CM
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said more and more trees should be planted in order to reduce global warming, and directed the forest department to take steps in this regard.
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Oil Imports Affected By Pier Closure: OCAC
ISLAMABAD: Fearing fuel supply shortages, the Ministry of Energy has directed Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs to complete repairs on port facilities at the earliest.
 
 
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