ISLAMABAD - Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar on Thursday said the government was making all-out efforts to accelerate oil and gas exploration activities in different potential areas of the country for achieving self-reliance. The minister told the Upper House of the Parliament that current production of oil and gas per day from Balochistan province was 98.52 barrels and 745,81 million cubic feet respectively. He further informed the Senate during question hour session that the country was currently producing 15 per cent of the total oil consumption and a huge amount was spent on oil import to meet the day-to-day demand. He said the total number of oil and gas fields in the country were around 150, out of which 125 were giving production, while 21 were under evaluation and four fields are dormant. The minister said Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) were producing oil and gas from Pirkoh, Loti and Uch leases falling in Dera Bugti district. He said both the companies had been spending substantial amount voluntarily on welfare projected being executed in these areas like health, education and water supply. He informed that BP own 75 fields out of these 54 were producing oil and gas.