Stakeholders sign MoU for Machike-Thallian-Tarujabba white oil pipeline project

Source: Mettis Link News

February 14, 2024 (MLN): In a landmark achievement, an MoU was signed between the stakeholders for the consortium formation regarding the Machike-Thallian-Tarujabba White Oil Pipeline Project on February 14, 2024, at the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) Secretariat, PM Office.

According to a press release issued today, the ceremony was witnessed by Minister for Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali, Secretary (Petroleum Division) Momin Agha, Secretary SIFC Jameel Qureshi.

The heads of consortium entities i.e. MD Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Syed Muhammad Taha, DG Frontier Works Organization (FWO) Major General Abdul Sami, MD Inter state Gas Systems Pvt. Ltd (ISGS) Nadeem Bajwa signed the historical MoU.

The pipeline project is a testament to the commitment of the Petroleum Division and the SIFC.

The Machike-Thallian-Taru Jabba White Oil Pipeline (MTT-WOP) aims to complement the oil pipeline backbone from Karachi to Peshawar apart from achieving the energy-efficient movement of petroleum products as well as preventing adulteration and providing increased safety.

It 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.

This may be called a flagship project spearheaded by FWO and jointly supported by PSO and ISGS.

The 427 km 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 pipeline shall contribute significantly towards the reduction of traffic congestion, environmental pollution and transportation costs.