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Pakistan a natural energy corridor

  While geopolitics plays an important role in the prices of energy products, super powers are also keen in controlling the logistics. It is on record that Iran has been facing sanctions for more than three decades and the only purpose is not to allow its oil to reach international markets. However, lately, China, India, Japan and Korea have emerged as main buyers of Iranian oil. Taking Iranian oil to …

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Burning midnight coal

  It is important for Pakistan to increase the generation capacity of the country; unfortunately relevant ministry couldn’t address the power crisis as quickly as was expected by the people. It’s simply because there has never been a long-term, realistic policy on power generation. Pakistan meets its power requirement from hydro, furnace oil fired steam, combined cycle gas plants and diesel oil fired electricity generating plants. Currently about 30 per …

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Mystery behind unexploited Thar coal

  It was in 1992 that the Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) discovered huge deposits of coal – the second largest in the world – in Tharparkar District, Sindh. Thar coal field is estimated to have reserves of 175 billion tons, 68 times higher than Pakistan’s total gas reserves. Thar coal has been declared lignite type, spreads nearly 10,600 square kilometers, with power generation potential of 100,000 MW consuming 536 …

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Alternate best vital energy source: coal

  It has been estimated that there are above 847 tonnes of proven coal reserves throughout the world. It is anticipated that at the present level of coal production the coal reserves are to last for a period of over 130 years. On the other hand the proven oil and gas reserves are to last around 42 and 60 years respectively at current production level. Coal reserves are available in …

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Solar power option

  Although sufficiently provided with natural resources like water, coal and sunshine, our energy issues remain unresolved even after 67 years of the creation of Pakistan. This has been one of the major failings of our leadership. We have failed to draw a line between pressing national needs and trivial political issues. Leaving the decision of making dams in the hands of divided political leadership is nothing short of suicidal. …

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Solar energy — an inexpensive energy of the future

  Solar energy venture of Nizam energy provides the ray of hope for future development, economic stability. Solar energy is positioned to become a new source of power to lead the world to a low-carbon future and hopefully, away from a global climate catastrophe, which is caused by rising emissions from burning fossil fuels. For solar energy to become so cheap that it can compete with coal and oil, its …

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Solar power future in Pakistan

  Pakistan has always been suffering from crises but the biggest crisis of all is the law and order and the shortage of energy which has led to the shut down of the industry, affecting the agriculture, lost foreign investment and departure of many companies from the country. People may understand the loss of foreign investment but the departure of the businesses and the companies from Pakistan has caused a …

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Glowing role of telecommunication sector in growth of Pakistan

  Pakistan has been faced with a number of problems which include prolonged energy crisis, instability on the political front, a volatile security situation as well as questionable governance, all of which have caused hurdles for the country in being able to attract foreign investors. Despite these issues, however, the telecommunication sector seems to be doing well and is considered to be a rather lucrative business. Firms seems to be …

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Is import of LNG the right solution?

  The PML-N government is very actively perusing LNG import and also terming it the right solution to overcome Pakistan’s looming energy crisis. However, some of the quarters attribute this to be nothing more than ‘rental power scam’. They insist that it is ‘selecting a lesser evil’ and question the prudence of policy planners. They even go to the extent of saying that the power energy policies of ruling junta …

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The role of gas in rapidly urbanising countries

  While more than half of world’s population lives in cities today, up to three quarters of the population will live in cities by 2050. In Pakistan over 36% of the population resides in urban centres, with over 5 million people moving to cities every year. This significant urbanisation dynamic will undoubtedly intensify pressure on resources, including food, water and more notably energy. How urban resources are allocated will have …

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