ISLAMABAD (APP) - The local production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has increased from 1100 metric tonnes per day to 1500MT per day during the last three years due to investment friendly policies of the government and forward looking regulation approach by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). Under the de-regulated pricing policy, the OGRA has simplified LPG licensing procedures, which helped in strengthening the supply infrastructure and promoting an environment conducive for investment and competition. OGRA's regulatory structure involves monitoring of the activities of the LPG marketing companies to ensure sufficient supplies all over the country, especially in remote localities and maintain uninterrupted supplies to domestic consumers. In corresponding fiscal year, 10 LPG producers and 72 marketing companies were operating in the country with more than 5000 authorized distributors. The total supply of LPG, which comes from oil refineries, gas producing fields and import, stood at 570,308 tonnes during the year 2007-08. The share of refineries, gas fields and imports was 186,487 tonnes, 362,159 tonnes and 21,662 tonnes respectively. However, according to official sources there is a shortfall of 3000 tonnes to ensure the uninterrupted supply of LPG on prescribed rates.