Omar Ayub assures domestic consumers of uninterrupted gas supply

PINDI BHATTIAN: Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan has said that the government will ensure uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers during the ongoing winter season.

Talking to media in Pindi Bhattian after inaugurating various projects, the minister said that the country was facing shortage of gas due to the wrong policies of previous governments.

About the current gas situation, he said that there would be gas shortage and pressure problems for one month between December and January, as hydropower generation would decline owing to annual canal closure for maintenance and resultant shift in power generation to local gas and regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG).

“As a result, the overall gas shortfall could be around two billion cubic feet per day (bcfd),” he added.

However, he said, domestic and export-oriented industrial sectors would face no disruption during winters.

“The ministry will ensure prioritising residential and industrial demand during winter months without any load curtailment,” he added.

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