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CNG stations to reopen tomorrow: sources

KARACHI: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will reopen from tomorrow across the province following an assurance by the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to restore supply of gas.

The development comes in the wake of Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s meeting with SSGC officials here today.

The officials assured the minister of restoration of gas supply to CNG stations across the province from tomorrow. They said CNG stations will be supplied gas from alternate source owing to technical fault at a gas field that triggered a crisis-like situation in the province, particularly Karachi disrupting routine life and commercial activities.

The minister said the public faced great difficulty owing to closure of CNG stations.

The SSGC had announced earlier this week it was suspending gas supply to CNG stations and captive power plants of all general industries for an “indefinite period of time.”

It said it was facing acute shortage of gas and low pressure in the system. The SSGC spokesperson, however, had assured that all household consumers will receive gas at all costs, however, after fixing technical faults at the field, the CNG sector and industries will be supplied gas by the gas company.

A day earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that those responsible for the gas crisis will not be spared at any cost. He directed the relevant authorities to resolve the gas crisis at the earliest.

He ordered removal of the board of directors of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) over the crisis.

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