SNGPL asked to address low gas pressure issue


ISLAMABAD: Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Monday directed Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) Rawalpindi Regional Manager M Zahoor and Chief Engineer Javed Khan to resolve the communal complaints pertaining to low gas pressure.

He said that he would not bear any sort of delaying tactics, directing the SNGPL officials to add extra gas in the system through substitute sources.

He ordered them to initiate the operational phase in the affected areas and to submit a detailed report in this regard. He said that the sales transmission system (SMS) should be used so that extra gas from Rawat could be utilized.

“By upgrading the undersize pipeline, the issue of low gas pressure could be resolved,” he asserted, adding that public complaints should be resolved at the earliest.

Separately, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan headed an important meeting at the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL).

OGDCL Managing Director Zahid Mir briefed the minister on the current exploration projects of oil and gas in the entire country. The minister took a special interest in the Balochistan exploration project.

Ghulam Sarwar Khan was informed about the performance and operations of the institution. During the meeting, he was also briefed about issues faced by OGDCL.