CNG stations in Punjab and Islamabad to stay shut for the next two weeks

December 27, 2018

CNG stations will remain closed for two weeks starting tomorrow (Friday) in Islamabad and Punjab, confirmed the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) spokesperson on Thursday.

Gas supply will be discontinued to the CNG stations between December 28 and January 10 due to the maintenance of PGPCL terminal, according to a statement issued by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. LNG will also not be supplied to certain private power plants, the spokesperson said, adding that the fertiliser sectors will not be provided with gas.

CNG stations were shut due to gas shortage for almost a week in Karachi earlier this month.

Initially, the SSGC said that the gas shortage occurred because of low supply at two gas fields, including Gambit Gas Field.

Related: Karachi’s CNG stations to be closed indefinitely as the city suffers from gas shortage

PPL sources negated their claims and said that there was no technical fault in the gas field. “It is functioning on its full capacity,” the sources said.

SSGC Spokesperson Shehbaz Islam said that the company never said that the gas field has been shut. Later on, it was revealed that there was no technical problem at Gambit field. The shortage occurred because a private company was servicing its RLNG Terminal.

The CNG association staged protests outside SSGC’s office.

 
 
 
 
 

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous   December 29, 2018 6:23 pm/ Reply

    Please give us cng immediately

  2. Muhammad Uzair Javaid   December 31, 2018 12:25 am/ Reply

    This shutdown is highly affecting the transportation business . This new so called government has done enough demage to the common man . I believe PTI loards have forgotten that these common people have brought these loosers in thier ministry offices . This is the reason I never vote for any party at all . Because all of them are the same . Every party , every politician is the same who will only put up the bloody policy to crush common man . I believe they don’t watch TV news certainly in regards France ( yellow jacket protest ) .

    Thanks for ruining my transportation business , PTI . Bundle of thanks , PTI .
    While writing this statement , I feel good , that I was not one of those common people who are responsible for economic murder of the rest .

  3. Asif, Islamabad   January 18, 2019 4:18 pm/ Reply

    CNG Schedule should be properly maintained and announced prior to shutting down the stations. Secondly it should only be given upto 1300 CC vehicles only to compensate the lower & middle class. all private transport vehicles charge for diesel and Petrol while using CNG. therefore public transport vehicles must not be allowed to get CNG. Their multiple cylinders be removed.


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