Local oil companies have joined hands to develop a multi-grade pipeline for the transportation of fuel.

According to a press release on Thursday, Shell Pakistan has entered into a 10 year agreement with Pak-Arab Pipeline Company Limited (Papco) to transport fuel efficiently and safely.

Currently, the pipeline system only transports diesel from Karachi to upcountry areas, according to the release.

The enhancement of the system would enable movement of motor gasoline through the pipeline, which is currently transported through trucks to major areas of the country.

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“Tankers are involved in transporting petroleum products from Karachi to Lahore,” the release said, adding that the upgradation of the pipeline would help reduce reliance on oil tankers.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2021.

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