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CNG stations to close on Monday morning for 24 hours

KARACHI: The compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, CNG pumps in Sindh will not shutdown tonight but will close from the Monday morning at 8:00 AM, for 24 hours, the CNG Association said on Sunday.

According to the association, the CNG stations’ shutdown schedule has been restored. Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan in his recent visit had assured restoration of the former schedule, said Chairman CNG Association, Shabbir Suleman.

According to the former schedule the CNG stations will remain open till 8:00 on Monday morning and then will be closed for 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), in a statement said that, in case of better gas pressure, the CNG stations will be supplied gas till Monday morning.

The spokesman also said that the gas shutdown schedule will be released after consultation with the CNG Association.

The SSGC supplying gas to all CNG stations across Sindh with required pressure, the spokesman added.

After six days of the closure of CNG stations in the province owing to suspension of gas supply, they reopened last night as the SSGC resumed supply of gas.

A day earlier, Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced that gas supply has been restored to the CNG sector in Sindh.

He told media that upon his arrival in the city, he met all stakeholders after which he reached an agreement with CNG association.

The minister maintained that the federal government is trying to ensure that Sindh’s industrial sector doesn’t go through gas load shedding, adding that a large number of industries shifted to LNG to survive in Punjab.

It is pertinent to note here that the people of the province continued to suffer owing to closure of CNG pumps for the sixth day on Saturday as SSGC suspended gas supply to CNG stations and power plants of all general industries for an “indefinite period of time.”

The company said it was facing acute shortage of gas and low pressure in the system.

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