Another unannounced CNG shutdown

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Karachi : True to the warnings of leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) that natural gas being produced in Sindh is being diverted to upcountry creating a situation of gas load shedding in the province, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Friday (today) would once again resort to unannounced closure of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in the region.


For the last several weeks the SSGC has been resorting to abrupt and unannounced closure of CNG stations deviating from its regular three-day-a-week schedule of closure of CNG stations in the province.


However, the SSGC claimed that they had received a number of complaints from the residential areas how low gas pressure during Sehar and Iftar timings and as residential units are at the top of the priority list, the decision for additional shutdown of CNG stations in Sindh region has been made.


“Due to the short supply of the gas fields, availability of the gas has decreased resulting in depletion of line pack causing low pressure in the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) system,” a spokesperson of the gas utility said on Tuesday.


All CNG stations in Sindh would now remain closed for another 24 hours from 8am on Friday (today) till Saturday 8am. Meanwhile, no decision regarding closure of CNG stations on Saturday has been made yet, he mentioned.

Courtesy:   The News

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