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SSGC issues gas loadshedding schedule for Sindh

SSGC official says gas supply will not be cut off completely for the rest of the day

By Ali Imran Syed
December 12, 2022
A representational image. — AFP/File
A representational image. — AFP/File

Amid severe gas shortage in the country, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced a new load management plan.

According to the new plan, gas will be supplied to consumers in Sindh for a total of eight hours during the following windows:

  • Morning: 6-9am, 
  • Afternoon: 12-2pm
  • Night: 6-9pm 

The SSGC official said that the gas supply would not be cut off completely for the rest of the day. The SSGC will ensure supply in the above-mentioned eight hours as per the government directives, he added.

Last month, the SSGCL sent gas closure notices for over three months in winter to industries in the city, which they rejected saying that gas outages would lead to massive layoffs and the closure of businesses. 

“In adherence to the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) gas load management plan, that places domestic and commercial customers on top of the priority list, it has been decided to suspend gas supply to all general industries from November 15 to February 28, 2023,” a statement issued by the gas company read.

It said the decision is aimed to meet the rising demand of domestic customers in Sindh and Balochistan. It is pertinent to mention here that all CNG stations in Sindh have already been shut down for two-and-half months due to gas shortage.