Oil and Gas Regulatory authority will hold discussions in coming week to review Technical Standards 2009 to remove the difficulties being faced by the industry.
Second round of the meeting was held with the Oil Marketing Companies, all Oil tankers’ associations and cartage contractors under the Chairmanship of the Secretary MP&NR on July 25, 2017 in Block A, Pak Secretariat, due to the strike by Oil tankers’ association.
OGRA will hold discussion with the Oil Industry in the coming week to review the technical standards 2009 under clause 5 of the said standards, to remove the difficulties being faced by the industry, to implement the above Regulations.
In addition, keeping in view the best National Interest and to ensure uninterrupted supply of product to the General Public, OGRA will determine the time period during which Industry shall bring their fleet to the level of above standards subject to the following condition:
- “In case of any accident causing damage to the life/property of the General Public during the interim period, the OMCs (as per their license conditions), shall be responsible for any obligation whatsoever linked with any such mishap”
OGRA will also resolve the issues faced by the cartage contractors regarding freight/IFEM, keeping in view the demand of the cartage contractors, comments/recommendations of OCAC and computational framework for cartage rate 2009, issued by the MP&NR.