Hascol partners with Total Parco in cost-sharing project

They will jointly operate two oil storage facilities under the agreement

Our Correspondent February 16, 2018
They will jointly operate two oil storage facilities under the agreement PHOTO: HASCOL

KARACHI: Hascol Petroleum Limited (Hascol), an oil marketing company, has partnered with Total Parco Pakistan Limited to operate its oil storage facilities on a cost-sharing basis in Sahiwal, Punjab and Daulatpur, Sindh.

“Hascol has entered into a joint operations agreement with Total Parco Pakistan Limited (TPPL) wherein TPPL will buy assets worth Rs400 million from the company (Hascol) at its Sahiwal and Daulatpur oil storage depots,” Hascol Company Secretary Zeeshan Ul Haq said in a notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday.

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“Both companies will undertake their operations jointly at Sahiwal and Daulatput oil storage depots and will share the costs on throughput basis respectively,” he said.

The transaction is subject to approval from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) and other regulatory authorities, if required, he said.

Taurus Securities said in a comment “this (transaction) would result in a one-off gain which remains contingent on carrying value of the said assets”.

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“This would lower the operational costs of running storage facilities as the company would share its’ costs with TPPL,” it added.

Hascol’s share price dropped 1.33%, or Rs3.61, to close at Rs267.03 with 58,800 shares changing hands on Thursday.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2018.

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