No gas supply to CNG stations on Sundays, SSGC announces

Measure taken by govt in order to overcome shortages faced by residential consumers

The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Friday announced that compressed natural gas (CNG) stations will not be provided with gas supply on Sundays.

According to SSGC authorities, gas supply will remain suspended to the CNG stations from 8am Sunday to 8am Monday.

Media reports stated that while gas supply to CNG stations will remain suspended for 24 hours in the first phase, the closure schedule can be extended if there is an increase in the demand of gas.

Earlier on Thursday, a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) had said that the CNG sector as well as captive power plants (CPPs) may face a shortage of gas as the petroleum division has been mulling to ensure supply to the export oriented sector and domestic consumers during winter.

The meeting was informed that the enhanced demand of domestic consumers is to be met through savings from captive power generation wheres a prudent pressure management plan will also be developed to ensure stable supply to the residential sector.

It was further informed that although supply to CNG will have to be curtailed, industrial activity, especially export activities, will be a focus in the gas management plans.



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