December 31, 2021 (MLN): As a result of the modification in Priority Order of gas allocations, more than 200k tonnes of additional urea has been produced in November and December, saving $200 million by import substitution, Minister of Energy, Hammad Azhar said today.
To recall, last month, the cabinet modified the Priority Order of gas allocations by bringing the domestic fertilizer sector up.
The Ministry of Industries and Production recommended that due to high international prices for fertilizer and also in consideration of food security, gas supply priority order may be revised with reference to the fertilizer sector and fertilizer sector may be placed at par with domestic and commercial/ exporters as essential import substitution sectors.
Yesterday, the parliamentary committee noted that the gas supply disruption to fertiliser plants during the June-September period had caused a shortage of 200,000 tonnes of urea.
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