No undue pressure on OGRA for finalisation of LNG rules


Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has contradicted a report in some newspapers about some undue pressure on OGRA for finalisation of LNG rules and allowing stakeholders 10 days time for offering comments on the draft Rules. A press release of OGRA clarified the draft Natural Gas Regulated Third Party Access Rules, 2011 is being finalised by OGRA since April 2011 and Ministry of Petroleum and natural resources have been offering requisite comments on the draft proposed by OGRA.
This ministry is of the view that the said rules need to be finalised expeditiously in consultation with all stakeholders in the wake of prevailing gas shortfall. However, no undue pressure has been exerted on OGRA in the matter. It may further be clarified that the gas transmission capacity is to be allocated by OGRA to private LNG Developers in the light of the said rules and this ministry has no role in the said process, therefore, the allegation of favouritism are baseless.