ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The second International Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Conference will take place in Lahore in March 2017 for the promotion of LPG sector.
“The Conference to be held in Lahore will help in devise a roadmap to streamline the issues confronted by the LPG sector in consultation with all stakeholders,” Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors Association of Pakistan (LPGDAP) Chairman Irfan Khokhar told media on Friday.
The LPGDAP Chairman said that a number of delegates from abroad and across the country including LPG importers, distributors, marketing companies, cylinder manufacturers and regulators besides senior officials of the concerned departments would participate in the day-long moot.
Irfan Khokhar said that the participants of conference would deliberate on a host of issues being faced by the LPG sector including the commodity’s import and production of sub-standard cylinders by illegal factories.
While answering a question, he said that the association would support the government’s proposed LPG regulation policy if it would facilitate LPG import.
The LPGDAP Chairman said that during the last 12 months, 1.2 million tons LPG was sold that generated Rs 42 billion revenue for the government, adding, the revenue would reach Rs 100 billion this year.
Last year, he said, 532,000 tons LPG was imported and this year the association had a plan to import one million tons and stressed to formulate LPG import policy to meet growing energy needs.