Oil and Gas Laws of Pakistan

CNG Laws of Pakistan , LPG Laws of Pakistan:

This brief overview of CNG laws of Pakistan, LPG laws of Pakistan and oil and gas laws of Pakistan sets out the related legislation of Pakistan and explains very briefly the procedure for setting up a CNG station/LPG filling station in Pakistan. Application forms for starting a CNG station and LPG filling station in Pakistan have also been provided. Nevertheless, these short notes must not be taken as a substitute for thorough and professional legal advice.

Oil and Gas Related Legislation of Pakistan:

  • OGRA Ordinance, 2002
  • NGRA Ordinance, 2000
  • Tariff Rules, 2002
  • Licencing Rules, 2002
  • CNG Rules, 1992
  • LPG Rules, 2001
  • Amendment in LPG (P&D) Rules, 2001
  • Complaint Regulations, 2003

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) - Pakistan:

OGRA - Brief Introduction:

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) was established under the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance dated 28th March 2002. The objectives for establishment of OGRA are as follows:

  • To foster competition
  • To increase private investment and ownership in the midstream and downstream petroleum industry
  • To protect public interest while respecting individual rights and provide effective and efficient regulations

Subsequently, the Natural Gas Regulatory Authority (NGRA) was subsumed by the OGRA. All properties and works done by the NGRA were transferred to and protected under the OGRA Ordinance. OGRA was, therefore, in a position to start its functions in respect to natural gas immediately upon its establishment.

The Federal Government has assigned functions for the regulation of activities relating to LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) sectors in the country to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority.

Any Corporation or person.

LPG and CNG Application Forms for OGRA in Pakistan:

  • Application Form for CNG
  • Application for LPG Storage and Filling Licence
  • Application for LPG Auto Refueling Station