Sindh will face a severe gas crisis during the upcoming winter season, a spokesperson of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) said on Monday.
“Karachi and other parts of the province could possibly face a shortfall of 300mmcfd in winter,” the gas utility said in a statement.
The SSGC, while denying gas load shedding, said that the crisis may occur due to the company getting lesser gas from fields.
“The complaints of low gas pressure are due to the low pressure at gas fields,” the statement read. “At present the SSGC is facing a gas shortfall of 150mmcfd.”
It further informed that Sinjhoro and Zarghun gas fields have been closed for annual maintenance work.
The spokesperson, however, said that gas supply to domestic consumers is among the foremost priorities of the company.
It is pertinent to mention that the houses in several localities of Karachi are suffering from unannounced gas load shedding much ahead of the beginning of the winter. According to reports, K-Electric, the sole power company in Karachi, could also face a shortage in the gas supply during the winter season.