Consortium formed to execute White oil pipeline project

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formation of a consortium to execute the Machike-Thallian-Tarujabba White Oil Pipeline Project has been at the SIFC Secretariat. The project aims to transport petroleum products from Machike in Punjab to Tarujabba in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through a 427-km pipeline.

The MoU was signed by the heads of the consortium entities, namely Syed Muhammad Taha, MD of Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Major General Abdul Sami, DG of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), and Nadeem Bajwa, MD of Inter-State Gas Systems (Pvt) Ltd (ISGS). The signing ceremony was witnessed by Muhammad Ali, Minister for Power and Petroleum, Momin Agha, Secretary (Petroleum Division), and Jameel Qureshi, Secretary SIFC.

The White Oil Pipeline Project will connect Punjab from Machike, near Lahore, to Tarujabba, near Peshawar. The pipeline consists of three segments: Machike-Chakpirana, Chakpirana to Rawat and Rawat to Tarujabba. It completes the infrastructure supply chain from Karachi to Peshawar.

The 427km-long pipeline, aims at ensuring a smooth supply chain of petroleum products from Karachi to Peshawar with an initial carrying capacity of 6 MTPA.

The project is expected to reduce the transportation cost and environmental impact of moving petroleum products by road. It will also enhance the energy security and efficiency of the country.