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Gas holiday for Sindh

By News Desk
March 01, 2024
This image shows Sui Southern Gas Companys headquarters in Karachi. — SSGC website
This image shows Sui Southern Gas Company's headquarters in Karachi. — SSGC website 

KARACHI: The Pakistan's Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced on Thursday that it will shut down gas supplies to all industries and compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Sindh for 48 hours starting from Saturday morning, citing low pressure and shortages in its system.

The gas utility said in a statement that the decision was made in accordance with the gas sales agreement for industrial customers approved by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet, which allows SSGC to manage gas load according to the sectoral priority order.

The gas closure will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 2, 2024 and end at 8:00 am on Monday, March 4, 2024, affecting all industries, including their power generation units, and all CNG stations in Sindh, including those operating on re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG), the statement said.

SSGC warned that it will take strict action against any industry found violating the gas holiday period and disconnect their gas supplies for at least seven days.