Associated Group, founded in 1965, by Z. Z. Ahmed, has interests in the LNG and LPG industries in Pakistan.
Our company Pakistan GasPort Limited operates Pakistan’s first greenfield LNG (liquefied natural gas) import, regasification and storage facility at Port Qasim, near Karachi. Since its operations commenced in January, 2018, till Q3 2021, over 180 LNG vessels have been unloaded at the GasPort Terminal and over 533 billion cubic feet of gas has been injected in the national gas network. Norway-based BW Group is the supplier of the Floating Storage Regasification Unit at the Terminal, which has a storage capacity in excess of 170,000m3 and a peak regasification capacity of 750mmscfd. The brand-new FSRU was manufactured at the Samsung Heavy Industries, in Busan, South Korea.
From production and processing services to transportation to marketing and retail, AG has extensive supply-chain expertise in LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), an environment-friendly multipurpose fuel. AG has been in the LPG sector since 1989 and is an industry pioneer and leader. Its LPG companies include Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited, Lub Gas, and Mehran LPG.
JJVL’s operational excellence has been consistently recognized by its international peers. The company has been a finalist every year since 2006 at the Platts Global Energy Awards. JJVL is the only LPG producer in Pakistan to use patented technology for a guaranteed minimum 92 percent propane recovery rate. It is also the only producer which odorizes its product with mercaptan as a consumer safety measure. JJVL is ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
Lub Gas and Mehran LPG together represent the country’s most extensive transportation and marketing infrastructure for clean, affordable LPG. Lub Gas operates the largest fleet of dedicated, purpose-built bowzers for the safe and efficient bulk transportation of the product.
Both companies provide product to their nationwide network of distributors from Kashmir to Karachi through their own filling plants and their network of partner plants. These plants operate under strict HSE and best practices guidelines, and personnel at these plants are professionally trained to handle LPG storage, bottling, and dispensing.
AG entered the media sector in 2010 when it launched Newsweek Pakistan.
AG Architectural Engineering and Design is a boutique firm specializing in high-quality design and construction innovations.
To streamline its philanthropic efforts, AG founded the Zohra and Z. Z. Ahmed Foundation in 2008. The Foundation supports education, health, and community development projects and the arts, focusing especially on communities neighboring AG facilities and areas where constructive reinforcement can make all the difference between aspired objectives and material change for the collective good.
AG is headquartered at Lahore with regional hubs in Islamabad and Karachi.