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PM Khan summons meeting over gas crisis, overbilling

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an important meeting on Tuesday to discuss pressing issues pertaining to gas shortage and overbilling across the country. 

As per details, the committee, constituted to address the matter of overbilling, will present its report today to the prime minister.

The report will apprise the premier of the reasons behind overbilling, sources said.

Further, the escalating gas crisis will also come under discussion.

Gas Shortage

The gas crises in Punjab and Sindh has deepened once again as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) yesterday, suspended the 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. However, the supply is on halt until today.

In another statement, SSG spokesperson said that Sindh produced 2800-3000 mmcfd and its consumption was 1500 mmcfd.

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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.

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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