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Petrol prices increased to Rs98.89 per litre

The price will be implemented from April 1

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March 31, 2019


Welcome back from vacations: Going to school will cost more now as fares shoot up

Students returning from summer vacations will pay more to get to school this term because of a weaker rupee, which resulted in higher transportation costs in July. Food and petrol will also become more expensive in the coming months. This is because the inflation rate for July was higher than analysts’ forecast of 5.5%. The…

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August 1, 2018


In Puerto Rico, acute shortages plunge the masses into survival struggle

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico: Brian Jimenez had burned through dwindling supplies of scarce gasoline on a 45-minute drive in search of somewhere to fill his grandmother’s blood thinner prescription. He ended up in Fajardo, a scruffy town of strip malls on Puerto Rico’s northeastern tip, where a line of 400 waited outside a Walmart. The store…

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October 2, 2017


Twin cities suffer as oil tankers owners associations stage strike

NEWS DESK: Public suffered across the country as oil tankers owners associations staged a strike. Watch this report about how the masses suffered in Rawalpindi and Islamabad:

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July 26, 2017


New petrol type available in Pakistan

With the same old price, a new high-quality petrol has been introduced in Pakistan as a good news for consumers of petrol. The new petrol will help keep maintain the engines and enhance their performance. Watch video report by Muhammed Luqman from Lahore.

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November 17, 2016


Big news for owners of vehicles in Pakistan

Grade-A petrol will be available for consumption in Pakistan from November, SAMAA reported on Friday. Watch this report by Lahore’s Muhammed Luqman about what petrol dealers and motorists say about availability of high-quality petrol in the country.

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October 21, 2016


LPG crisis feared in winter season: Irfan Khokhar

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors Association Pakistan (LPGDAP) Irfan Khokhar Tuesday feared crisis of LPG in the upcoming winter season after imposition of 5.5% Advance Tax on import of the commodity. “LPG demand will increase in the coming winter season and we are afraid of the LPG shortfall which can lead to worst crisis…

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August 23, 2016


Govt providing fuel on lowest price: Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the government was providing fuel to the public on lowest price among all the fuel importing countries. Talking to a news channel, the minister said Pakistan reduced Rs 5 per litter on Monday while neighboring country India had reduced just Rs 0.04 per litter….

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February 2, 2016


Oil drops as US crude supplies grow

NEW YORK: Oil prices fell Wednesday as an increase in US crude stockpiles provided fresh fuel for concerns about the global oversupply. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in December dropped $1.09, or 2.4 percent, to $45.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent North Sea crude for December delivery, the international…

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October 22, 2015


PM in Karachi; decision likely on Rangers report

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi today on daylong visit during which he will hold meetings with politicians and businessmen, Samaa reported Friday. Upon his arrival, the PM was received by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and some of the provincial cabinet members along with senior officials, including Sindh Chief Secretary,…

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June 12, 2015


Asia's robust fuel demand justifies OPEC line…for now

SINGAPORE: Asian consumption of gasoline and other fuels has beaten expectations due to demand stemming from structural changes in the economies of Asia's biggest oil users, vindicating for now OPEC's decision six months ago to keep its taps open.  Saudi Arabia's oil minister in November persuaded fellow OPEC members to refrain from cutting their crude…

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June 4, 2015


CCTV footage of Lahore fuel pump robbery

SAMAA TV obtained CCTV footage of an armed robbery, which took place at a fuel pump in Lahore today.

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April 3, 2015


Fight extremism, but also injustices that fuel it: UN rights chief

GENEVA: In their battle against “terrorists”, countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools, the UN human rights chief said Thursday. “The struggle to combat extremist violence must tackle the visions of injustice that fuel it,” Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told the UN Human Rights…

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March 5, 2015


PSO imports 7pc less fuel oil over March to May

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan State Oil has bought 830,000 tonnes of fuel oil for delivery over March to May, 7 percent lower than the same period last year. PSO imports between 85 and 90 percent of the country's fuel oil and petrol, but it has been forced to cut purchases because it has not been paid by…

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March 3, 2015


Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line

TOKYO: Toyota President Akio Toyoda on Tuesday unveiled the assembly line that is making the first mass market fuel-cell car. The world's biggest carmaker plans to produce 700 units of the four-door Mirai sedan — powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe — by the end of December. Production of…

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February 24, 2015


Pakistan fuel crisis weighing on credit worthiness: Moody's

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ongoing fuel shortage that has led to worsening power blackouts is weighing on its credit worthiness and hindering its ability to meet key reform targets laid out by the IMF, ratings agency Moody's warned Monday. The country is currently in the grip of one of its worst power crises in years due to…

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January 26, 2015


PPP pins petroleum crisis on PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Holding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif responsible for the prevailing fuel crisis, Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah Tuesday demanded of the government to launch a judicial probe into matter, Samaa reported. “If Sharif is directly in charge then he is the one who should be blamed for the current chaos,” Shah said…

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January 20, 2015


Fight for fuel gets ugly at Karachi petrol station

The rumors of petrol crisis got the people to cop a heal in order to stock up on fuel for future use. Watch the report.

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January 19, 2015


PM, ministers responsible for fuel crisis: Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said Monday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are responsible for current fuel crisis. Qadri also said that the finance minister must resign as he is responsible of putting the people in trouble. “Rulers have done to…

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January 19, 2015


Fuel shortage: PM calls meeting as Punjab suffers

ISLAMABAD: Punjab continued to face severe petrol supply shortage for the eight consecutive day this morning prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to convene an emergency meeting later today. Long queues were seen outside petrol filling stations across Punjab as the general public ran pillar to post to get few liters of the fuel. In Lahore…

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January 19, 2015


PM calls meeting on fuel shortage

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has cancelled all his official engagements scheduled for Monday as he would spend the day chairing meetings on fuel management, focusing on provision of immediate relief to the people. The Prime Minister, who had taken serious notice of fuel shortage, is expected to take important decisions in these meetingsso…

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January 18, 2015