October 28, 2021: Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) has entered into a 10 year agreement with Pak-Arab Pipeline Company Limited (PAPCO) to upgrade transportation of fuel through a multi-grade pipeline.
Currently, the pipeline system only transports diesel from Karachi to upcountry locations, said a press release issued on Thursday.
The enhancement of the system would enable pipeline movement of motor gasoline, which is currently moved through trucks, across major routes in the country, it further said.
This collaboration aimed at transporting fuel efficiently and safely. It would result in lower fuel transportation cost passing on as relief to the consumer, significantly reduced number of trucks carrying fuel on roads, lower road safety risks and a decrease in carbon emissions for the country.
CEO and Managing Director of Shell in Pakistan, Haroon Rashid stated, “It is a proud moment for Shell Pakistan, as we collaborate with PAPCO, to achieve a milestone in the evolution of Pakistan’s energy infrastructure. Over the decade, Shell Pakistan along with other Oil Marketing Companies, has invested in the construction of the 817 kilometers long pipeline. We are thankful to the Government of Pakistan for taking significant progressive measures, such as implementation of Euro-V specifications for diesel and motor gasoline imported into the country. These global standards will optimize our country’s energy landscape and ensure environmental sustainability for a healthy future.”
With a legacy of 120 years in the region developing and distributing energy by land, air and sea, Shell has endeavored to support the country’s developmental priorities. PAPCO operates a state-of-the-art pipeline system to efficiently transport fuels from the seaports in Karachi to the major oil refineries and cities throughout Pakistan.