Ogra issues 63 LPG sector licences in nine months of FY2019-20.


ISLAMABAD -- Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued around 63 licences of different nature for promotion of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry in the country during first nine months of the current fiscal year.

During the period from July to March, the authority issued one operational licence of LPG storage terminal, three for setting up LPG air-mix plants, 35 for construction of LPG storage and filling plants and 18 for operation of LPG storage and filling plants, according to Economic Survey 2019-20.

Besides, it granted three licences for construction of LPG auto refueling stations and three operational permits for LPG auto refueling stations. Currently, as many as 11 LPG producers and 200 LPG marketing companies are operating in the country, with more than 7,000 authorized LPG distributors.

'OGRA has simplified the procedure for grant of LPG licence, which is granted on fast- track basis once the requirements are fulfilled,' the survey report said.


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