LAHORE: Federal Minister for Petroleum, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while announcing gas supply to CNG consumers in Punjab throughout the week, has also hinted at the increase of gas rates – ARY News reports.
Addressing a ceremony of Pakistan CNG Association, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told that gas supply to CNG consumers in Punjab will be continued for 6 hours daily and for 18 hours on Sundays, on trial basis. He told that if the scheme works then it shall be continued on permanent basis.
Abbasi told that the rates of petrol and LPG will also be reduced considerably, with the depreciation of dollar.
The Minister for Petroleum vowed to reduce gas load management in next winters, whilst he claimed that by the time his Government will complete its tenure, gas will be available in the country in surplus quantity.
He elaborated that if the power plants are provided gas according to their requirement, then the power outages will be halved.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stated that discovering new reservoirs is the permanent solution to gas shortage, however the Government has devised a short-term strategy of importing LNG here, which will commence by the end of this year.