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SNGPL extends suspension of gas supply to CNG stations

Decision aims at ensuring steady gas supply to domestic consumers amid increased demand

By APP
January 31, 2024
Vehicles queue at a CNG station. — INP/File
Vehicles queue at a CNG station. — INP/File

With the country experiencing an increased demand for gas supply owing to the prevailing cold wave, the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) Wednesday extended the suspension of gas supply to CNG stations.

The gas supply to CNG stations will remain suspended till February 5, the gas supplier said in a statement.

The move is in line with the government's priority of ensuring a stable and uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers.

Advising CNG station owners to comply with the directives, the SNGPL warned that violation of the order would be dealt with by the law and as per company policies.

Meanwhile, CNG stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Kohat have been directed to close for five days after Deputy Commissioner Dr Ambatullah imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) owing to the prevailing gas crisis.

All CNG stations in the district will remain closed from February 1 to 5 as part of authorities' proactive measures to ensure a steady gas supply to domestic users.

The decision aims to safeguard the needs of the community and prevent any potential disruptions in gas supply.

It is pertinent to mention that in October 2023, caretaker Power Minister Muhammad Ali warned the citizens that gas would only be available for eight hours in the winter amid depleting natural gas reserves in the country.