Tuesday, 12 June 2012 15:27
ISLAMABAD: The primary energy supply in the country has witnessed 2.3 per cent increase during current fiscal year as compared to last year.
The availability of energy per capita remained 0.372 TOE during the year as compared to 0.371 TOE in 2010, posting a positive growth rate of 0.16 percent.
An official source on Tuesday said due to population growth rate of almost two per cent, the balance between energy supply and emerging needs was outset.
He said analysis of composition of final energy supplies in the country suggests that the supply of coal during last ten years grew at an average rate of 7.5 per cent per annum followed by gas, electricity, petroleum products and crude oil with average growth rates of 5.7 per cent, 3.4 per cent, 2.1 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively.
The official said main hurdle in supply of energy was accumulation of massive circular debt and added ...