CNG pumps to remain closed throughout winter in Sindh: SSGC

CNG association demands filling service to stay available 24/7

KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has announced that Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations will remain closed during winter across Sindh province.

According to the officials of SSGC, a plan has been prepared to shut down all CNG stations beginning October 15. “Only those pumps supplying LNG will remain open,” they added.

The officials said that the CNG pumping stations that are shut down will resume operations after four months, in February. According to sources, approximately 108 out of 700 pumps have been shifted to LNG.

Sindh, a province that was self-reliant in gas, will now be operating pumps on imported LNG, sources remarked experts reacting to the development.

Earlier, the compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the Sindh province would remain closed for two days across Sindh due to the suspension of supplies on September 27.

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) had announced that the duration of CNG closure will be up to 48 hours across Sindh including Karachi.

An SSGC spokesperson said that the decision had been taken owing to the shortage of gas in the system, adding that they were facing difficulties to meet the gas demand of domestic consumers. CNG stations closure directives would not be applying over the RLNG stations, as informed by SSGC.

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