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Gas supply to Punjab CNG stations, industries suspended

LAHORE: The gas crises in Punjab has deepened once again as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Monday suspended gas supply to compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, fertilizer companies and industrial sector.

SSGC spokesperson said that gas supply to CNG stations and industries was suspended due to shortage of gas in the system. He said that the gas supply would be resumed as soon as the situation turned better.

Gas crises in Sindh

In another statement, SSG spokesperson said that Sindh produced 2800-300 mmcfd and its consumption was 1500 mmcfd.

SSGC was provided 1100-1200 mmcfd gas, he said, adding that the company supplied 300-400 MMCFD gas to industries, 150-200 mmcfd to CNG sector and 300-350 mmcfd gas to domestic and commercial consumers in the province. The spokesperson said that IPPs were supplied 300-400 mmcfd gas.

Read More: Gas supply to Punjab CNG stations to be resumed on Sunday: SNGL

Earlier, Gas supply to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations, fertilizers and industries would be resumed on Sunday, said Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGL) spokesperson on January 19.

The spokesperson had asserted that SNGL would overcome the gas crises as imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) would be injected in the system by Saturday night.

It is pertinent to mention here that due to shortage of gas, the SNGL had suspended gas supply to CNG stations in Punjab, fertilizer industry and independent power producers (IPPs) two days earlier.

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