- Gas supply to private power plants, including non-exporting industries, was suspended until Monday.
- Businessmen call on SSGC to immediately restore supply to industries.
- SSGC on Friday ordered CNG stations in Sindh to remain closed for three days, due to a gas shortage in the province.
Pakistan’s gas crisis intensified on Saturday, prompting gas companies to suspend supplies to non-exporting industries for three days.
In Sindh, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) is facing a severe shortage of gas pressure as well as a shortage of supply of RLNG (regasified liquefied natural gas).
In view of the gas crisis, gas supply to private power plants, including non-exporting industries, has been suspended until Monday, which will be restored at 8 a.m. on Monday.
The SSGC spokesperson said the arrival of LNG ships has been delayed due to rough sea conditions and the load is being distributed as part of a load management plan.
He said, however, that the gas would be provided continuously to domestic consumers.
In contrast, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) rejected SSGC’s decision to suspend gas to industries for three days.
The businessmen called on the SSGC to immediately restore supply to industries as the gas suspension would drastically affect production and it would become difficult to meet their commitments.
SSGC on Friday ordered Sindh’s CNG stations to remain closed for three days due to a gas shortage in the province.
As per SSGC’s announcement, CNG stations will remain closed from 8:00 a.m. Friday to 8:00 a.m. Monday.