Electricity breakdown, delayed oil ships caused petroleum crisis: Petroleum Secretary

04:05 PM | 28 Jan, 2015
Electricity breakdown, delayed oil ships caused petroleum crisis: Petroleum Secretary
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Federal Secretary to Ministry for Petroleum Arshad Mirza apologized the whole nation over recent petroleum shortage that stranded the country.

According to details the secretary appeared before parliamentary standing committee to brief about the petroleum crises. Federal government issued 40 billion rupees to meet the petroleum demands, he said.

Mirza told the committee that the major reason behind the crisis was the sudden stalling of Pak Arab Refinery (PARCO). Electricity break down was the reason behind it, he added.

“Two ships of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) carrying oil supply were also delayed for days that fanned the crises”, he quoted.

The members of the committee expressed their concerns over absence of the federal ministers.