Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has been set up under the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Ordinance dated 28th March 2002 to foster competition, increase private investment and ownership in the midstream and downstream petroleum industry, protect the public interest while respecting individual rights and provide effective and efficient regulations. As laid down in the Ordinance, the Authority comprises one Chairman and three members. To create a working environment where the interests of all stakeholders namely the Consumer, Investor & the Government is protected through Independent & Fair Regulatory practices.
Consequent upon the establishment of OGRA on 28th March, 2002 the Natural Gas Regulatory Authority (NGRA) was subsumed by the OGRA. All properties and works done by the NGRA were transferred to and protected under the OGRA Ordinance. OGRA was, therefore, in a position to start its functions in respect to natural gas immediately upon its establishment.
The Federal Government has now w.e.f. March 15, 2003 assigned functions for the regulation of activities relating to LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) sectors in the country to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority and has designated the OGRA as an Authority in place of the Director General (Gas) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources. Any Corporation or person interested in getting licence for the LPG and CNG activities may apply to the OGRA on the prescribed format available on the Website. For this purpose, the OGRA has also set up a one-window facility, which will work from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on all working days to provide any assistance and information in this regard to the interested parties, general public and the existing LPG and CNG licensees.