The government is working on a multi-faceted strategy to accelerate oil and gas exploration activities in potential areas and achieving self-sufficiency in the crude oil refining sector.
“Currently, as many as six projects, investment initiatives and proposals in oil refining sector are in pipeline and at different stages to purify around 1.110 million Barrel per Day (BPD),” said a senior official privy to the petroleum sector development.
Under this strategy, the following refineries are being planned:
SINO Infrastructure Hong Kong Oriental Times Corporation’s (SIOT) 250,000 BPD Gwadar Refining & Industrial Park
Upcountry Deep Conversion Refinery and Crude Pipeline of 250,000-300,000 BPD oil in collaboration with Pakistan State Oil
Power China International Group
Falcon Oil Private Limited’s 40,000 BPD oil refining facility at #DeraIsmailKhan
#KhyberPakhtunkhwa Khyber Refinery’s facility which will purify 20,000 BPD of oil in #Kohat.
Currently, eight oil refineries including
Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL),
National Refinery Limited (NRL),
Pak¬Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO),
Attock Refinery Limited (ARL),
Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited (BPPL¬I),
Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited (BPPL¬II),
Enar Petroleum Refining Facility (ENAR¬I)
Enar Petroleum Refining Facility (ENAR-II) operate in the country