energy – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:56:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 The Biggest Oil and Gas Companies in the World http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/14/the-biggest-oil-and-gas-companies-in-the-world-2/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2020/01/14/the-biggest-oil-and-gas-companies-in-the-world-2/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:27:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36809 China’s Sinopec Group ranks first on the list of the world’s leading oil and gas companies of 2019 with revenues of more than US$430 billion, ahead of Shell and Saudi Aramco. According to company filings, U.S. oil and gas company Exxon Mobil ranked sixth that year, with a total 2019 revenue of some US$275 billion. Three-digit sales in …

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Climate change: six positive news stories from 2019 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/climate-change-six-positive-news-stories-from-2019/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/climate-change-six-positive-news-stories-from-2019/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:04:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36240 The climate breakdown continues. Over the past year, The Conversation has covered fires in the Amazon, melting glaciers in the Andes and Greenland, record CO₂ emissions, and temperatures so hot they’re pushing the human body to its thermal limits. Even the big UN climate talks were largely disappointing. But climate researchers have not given up …

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The future of energy is being shaped in Asia http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/the-future-of-energy-is-being-shaped-in-asia/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/30/the-future-of-energy-is-being-shaped-in-asia/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 19:02:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=36237 The post The future of energy is being shaped in Asia appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

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The Best & Worst Countries For Climate Change Policy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/17/the-best-worst-countries-for-climate-change-policy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/17/the-best-worst-countries-for-climate-change-policy/#respond Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:38:15 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35761 A group of think tanks comprising the NewClimate Institute, the Climate Action Network and Germanwatch have released the 2020 Climate Change Performance Index which ranks 57 countries on national climate change action. The categories involved were emissions, renewable energy, energy use and policy. When it comes to the latter, Australia is rock bottom of the index. The report …

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Review of Policy draft 2019: A threat to Govt alternative and renewable energy targets http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/review-of-policy-draft-2019-a-threat-to-govt-alternative-and-renewable-energy-targets/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/review-of-policy-draft-2019-a-threat-to-govt-alternative-and-renewable-energy-targets/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:05:43 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35684 The world’s energy-mix is changing rapidly to give priority to cleaner and renewable energy technologies to counter the looming threat of climate change. According to New Energy Outlook 2019 (NEO 2019) from the international research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), global power generation capacity will shift from its 57 percent fossil fuel base today, …

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The unbearable cost of electricity consumption http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/the-unbearable-cost-of-electricity-consumption/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/the-unbearable-cost-of-electricity-consumption/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 22:45:40 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35667 Our government has raised the electricity tariffs yet again. These frequent increases in electricity tariffs are problematic for a number of reasons, but more than anything, it clearly demonstrates that the government has no new solution in hand to deal with power sector issues other than taking the path of least resistance — further squeezing …

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Balochistan’s economic success in coastal and sea-resources http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/balochistans-economic-success-in-coastal-and-sea-resources/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/16/balochistans-economic-success-in-coastal-and-sea-resources/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 22:40:47 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35649 With 770km long coastal belt along the Arabian Sea, Balochistan has the 70 percent of the country’s total coastline of about 1,045km. The coastal and sea-resources of Balochistan have not yet fully exploited and sustainably used for economic development of the province. The efficient and sustainable exploitation can bring about a positive change in the …

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Growing Emissions: Which Countries Are to Blame? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/03/growing-emissions-which-countries-are-to-blame/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/03/growing-emissions-which-countries-are-to-blame/#respond Tue, 03 Dec 2019 06:50:58 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35430 Looking at countries which grew their per capita emissions most between 1990 and 2017, countries on the Arabian Peninsula come out on top, but countries in Asia are most commonly found among the worst offenders. This is according to the European Commission Emission Database, where new figures were released ahead of climate change conference COP25 taking place in Madrid …

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Contribution of risen energy to belt and road initiative http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/contribution-of-risen-energy-to-belt-and-road-initiative/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/contribution-of-risen-energy-to-belt-and-road-initiative/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 22:35:10 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35290 A delegation of more than 40 representatives from industrial, commercial and trade organizations from 17 countries paid a visit to Chinese solar panel maker Risen Energy Company. These countries border the Chinese government’s Belt and Road Initiative’s route and representatives from Slovakia, Brunei and Panama were also present. After touring Risen Energy’s production facilities, learning …

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Effective ease of doing business can help grow Pakistan’s trade relations with GCC http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/effective-ease-of-doing-business-can-help-grow-pakistans-trade-relations-with-gcc/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/effective-ease-of-doing-business-can-help-grow-pakistans-trade-relations-with-gcc/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 22:10:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=35296 Interview with Syed Muslim Hasany – Director, GREEN PEAK INTERNATIONAL PAGE: Could you give your views on the prospects of trade between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Pakistan? Syed Muslim Hasany: Pakistan and the GCC countries have always had very warm relations connected with religion, culture and tradition for centuries. Pakistan government always does its …

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