Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002

Ordinance No.CXV of 2002

Amendment, 2002

8th November, 2002


AN ORDINANCE  To amend the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002,


Whereas it is expedient to amend the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (XVII of 2002), for the purpose hereinafter appearing:


And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;


Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Promulgation of Emergency of the 14th day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No.1 of 1999, read with the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:


1.         Short title and commencement : —  (1) This Ordinance may be called the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002.

(2)        It shall come into force at once.


2.         Insertion of Section 43A, Ordinance XVII of 2002 : —  In the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (No.XVII of 2002), after Section 43, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:-


“43A. Ordinance not applying to certain petroleum activities : —  Nothing in this Ordinance shall apply to upstream petroleum activities and such activities shall not be deemed to be regulated activities.


Provided that where any holder of petroleum right claims transportation or transmission tariff for pipeline connecting the petroleum field to the point of delivery, the provisions of this Ordinance shall apply.


Explanation:- for the purposes of this section, the expressions “upstream petroleum activities” means all activities except activities related to LPG and LNG production or LPG and LNG processing facilities, carried out by the holder of any petroleum right prior to delivery of petroleum to any purchaser thereof other than a purchaser who is a retail consumer for natural gas or retail consumer for oil.”

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