Associated Group, founded in 1965, is one of Pakistan’s premier business houses. AG has interests in the energy, media, and design sectors.
From production and processing services to transportation to marketing and retail, AG has extensive supply-chain expertise in 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 a finalist in the Commodity Excellence and Industry Leadership categories for 2012. JJVL is the only LPG producer in Pakistan to use patented Ortloff 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. Lub Gas has also set up two LPG Autogas Stations in Lahore to streamline retail channels for motorists using the environment-friendly fuel. Lub Gas has also been providing product to synthetic natural gas plants in Balochistan and Sindh.
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. Lub Gas and Mehran LPG are both ISO 9001 certified and provide affordable locally-produced and imported LPG to a host of consumers including industries and households.
AG’s power portfolio includes Pakistan Power Resources, which established a brand new, gas-fired 136-megawatt power plant at Bhikhi in a record short eight months, and Star Power, which is setting up a 134-megawatt power plant in Daharki utilizing low BTU gas. Star Power is the only power project in Pakistan to have been allocated carbon credits by the U.S. government.
Our company Pakistan GasPort is developing a liquefied natural gas import facility at Karachi. The project has support from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and stands to increase gas availability in Pakistan by up to 15 percent, reducing reliance on dirty and more expensive furnace oil in the power generation sector. PGP’s is the most advanced of any other LNG project being developed for the country.
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 operations in Islamabad and Karachi and satellite stations at Dakhni, Dhodak, Jamshoro, and Sheikhupura.