• 4 minutes Oil Price Editorial: Beware Of Saudi Oil Tanker Sabotage Stories
  • 6 minutes UAE says four vessels subjected to 'sabotage' near Fujairah port
  • 13 minutes Mueller Report Brings Into Focus Obama's Attempted Coup Against Trump
  • 15 minutes Magic of Shale: EXPORTS!! Crude Exporters Navigate Gulf Coast Terminal Constraints
  • 7 mins Trump bogged down in Mideast quagmire. US spent $Trillions, lost Thousands of lives, and lost goodwill. FOR WHAT? US interests ? WHAT INTEREST ? . . . . China greatest threat next 50 years.
  • 53 mins Struggle For Supremacy: Kremlin Condemns Alleged U.S. Ultimatum To Turkey Over Missile Deal
  • 6 hours Solar Cheaper than Coal
  • 5 mins CLIMATE PANIC! ELEVENTY!!! "250,000 people die a year due to the climate crisis"
  • 22 mins Another surprise 'build'
  • 1 hour Apple Bid To Buy Tesla in 2013 For $240 a Share
  • 12 mins Why is Strait of Hormuz the World's Most Important Oil Artery
  • 4 mins California's Oil Industry Collapses Despite Shale Boom
  • 9 hours Global Warming Making The Rich Richer
  • 8 hours Rural and Conservative: Polish Towns Go 'LGBT free' Ahead Of Bitter European Election Campaign
  • 2 hours Compensation For A Trade War: Argentina’s Financial Crisis Creates An Opportunity For China
  • 13 hours North Dakota oil output totals 1.39 million b/d in March, up 4% on month: state
  • 7 hours Crude oil?
  • 11 hours Misunderstanding between USA and Iran the cause of current stand off, I call BS
The Overlooked Factor That Could Send Oil To $50

The Overlooked Factor That Could Send Oil To $50

Oil markets have enjoyed a…

The Driving Force Behind Nigeria’s Energy Renaissance

The Driving Force Behind Nigeria’s Energy Renaissance

Nigeria has traditionally been one…

Energy Issues Cause Pakistan to Reconsider Ties to U.S.

Pakistan’s chronic energy shortages have combined with widespread perceptions that Washington is more interested in pursuing its anti-terror agenda than assisting the country financially, causing many leading figures to question the value of its relationship with the U.S.

This ambivalence extends to Islamabad’s relationship with its former colonial overlord, Britain. During recent meetings in London Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed bilateral ties, trade, the war against terrorism and the situation along Pakistani-Afghan border.

None of which impacted one of the most critical issues for the average Pakistani, the country’s unending energy crisis, Nawa-e Waqt newspaper reported.

Currently Pakistani consumers along with the country’s industries face rolling electrical blackouts lasting from 12 to 18 hours each day, and similar shortages in the supply of natural gas.

Pakistan’s energy market is now facing a deficit of 3,000-5,000 megawatts and if the government does not develop a progressive plan to address the shortfalls, analysts estimate that within a decade electrical shortages could reach 20,000 MW.

Regional authorities have begun to look elsewhere for energy supplies, even to nations that the U.S. considers problematical. Balochistan’s provincial government has signed an agreement with Iran for providing electricity at six cents per watt, while others advocate seeking energy assistance from China.

The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, has belatedly acknowledged the country’s energy issues, stating that Pakistan’s number one problem is power shortage, telling journalists, “I feel saddened to see closure of the industrial units in Faisalabad or Lahore and I tried level best in Capitol Hill to convince the US Congressmen to provide Pakistan tangible help in this department.”

By. Charles Kennedy, Deputy Editor OilPrice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News