Minister lauds Shell’s expansion plans in Pakistan

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Royal Dutch Shell Vice President (Government Relations and Global Advisory) James Hall and Shell Pakistan MD/CEO Haroon Rashid called on Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan at the Petroleum Division, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

Hall apprised the minister about Royal Dutch Shell’s area of operations in the South Asian region with a focus on current and future plans in Pakistan.

He stressed upon Shell International’s unequivocal commitment to meet not just Pakistan’s but the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Shell Pakistan MD/CEO Haroon Rashid shared some of the core areas of operations in the country including in the retail, lubricants, trading, supply, business and aviation sectors.

He also informed the minister about Shell Pakistan’s retail network of strategically located 780 plus sites leading to direct, indirect employment opportunities and being a market leader in the country’s lubricant market.

The minister welcomed James Hall and appreciated Royal Dutch Shell’s sustained cooperation with its domestic partners. He also commended Shell’s commitment to Pakistan and its intent to expand in the Pakistani market.

He outlined the government’s resolve to introduce reforms in the economy and energy sectors. He particularly stressed upon the government’s focus to improve the ease of doing business in the country and the good progress that has been made on that front recently.

The minister shared a brief overview of Pakistan’s energy mix and how the present government plans to diversify and increase the share of renewables in the overall energy mix.

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  1. Honorable Royal Dutch Shell Vice President Government Relations/Global Advisory James Hall and Shell Pakistan MD/CEO Mr. Haroon Rashid called on Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan at the Petroleum Division. As stated by the Honorable Petroleum Div. Federal Minister Pakistan stated this as very important visit of Shell VP Government Relations & Advisory in Pakistan in reference “Climate Change” contribution from Shell Pakistan.
    May I suggest to please to publish in Profit Pakistan Today listing of 780 plus sites of Shell Pakistan Energy Mix of the 780 sites vis a vis EV Fast Recharging, Marketing plan of EV’s and sales/lease of EV including motor cycles their support/service capability at the 780 sites in Pakistan and the CSR ratio of Shell Pakistan towards the Climate Change compliance in Pakistan. Suggest Shell Pakistan should play a very important role in the EV NiMh batteries, sales/services/recharging, Health, Social Sector, Civil Society be provided NiMh battery at subsidised costs, and recharged at reduced rates in Pakistan to the cause of Climate Change in Pakistan. Shell should consider the overall role of Renewable in Pakistan by Shell Pakistan.

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