Govt suffers Rs50m loss as OGDCL, Chakwal DC lock horns

By: News Desk      Published: 04:32 PM, 10 May, 2020
Govt suffers Rs50m loss as OGDCL, Chakwal DC lock horns

A tussle between Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and the district administration in Chakwal has caused in a loss of Rs50 million to the national exchequer, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

The OGDCL Managing Director has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan complaining about the negative approach of the Chakwal deputy commission and the loss being caused to the national exchequer.

According to the OGDCL administration, the field has now run out of storage capacity and the oil being explored from the wells has now overflown towards the standing crops near the oilfield. The oil overflow has created a serious situation in the area as it might lead to an untoward incident, the administration added.

The district administration is not allowing the oil tankers to enter the oilfield as they lined up outside waiting to resume the oil supply.

Moreover the coronavirus tests of the officers and employees from the oilfield have started coming positive but the infected patients are not being shifted to the quarantine centre in Islamabad or elsewhere.

On the other hand, according to Deputy Commissioner Chakwal, the oilfield operation has not been halted.