CNG Stations across Sindh closed for 48 hours to overcome load shedding crisis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Jul, 2020. 09:49 am
CNG stations closed in Sindh

The Industrial units and filling stations will not be supplied Combined Natural Gas (CNG) in order to over come load shedding crisis in Karachi.

According to the details,  The supply will be suspended for two days in week across the Sindh province.

The concerned authorities have finalized a plan to make a halt in industrial activities in order to ensure supplies of low-cost gas to the Karachi’s power supply company, K-Electric.

Sindh CNG stations won’t be supplied gas on Friday and Saturday. The SSGC said the decision was made to end power load shedding in Karachi.

Private power plants would also not be supplied gas on July 10 and 11, according to the SSGC statement.

K-Electric will be supplied an additional amount of gas to overcome the Karachi power shortfall, the SSGC.

By executing the latest decision, K-Electric is given a chance to get low-cost fuel despite being harshly criticised for making unscheduled, unannounced and long hours of load shedding.

The company was also given a way out from using the expensive fuel for ensuring the uninterrupted electricity supply to Karachiites.

It is pertinent to mention here that K-Electric is already making at least eight-hour load shedding in the industrial sector.

The federal government had decided to provide additional gas supplies on low rates to K-Electric given the problems being faced by Karachi citizens.

After the rains this week, many streets of Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Surjani, North Karachi, Nazimabad and, Saddar flooded.

Moreover, after the improvement in the weather in the city, the demand for electricity came down from 3,000 to 2,800 MW.

Despite the gap between the demand and supply of electricity being 200 MW, the power supply situation has not improved.

In June this year President All Pakistan CNG Association Ghias Paracha said that the price of CNG in Punjab and Islamabad has been reduced by Rs 7.50 per litre.

The president of the CNG Association said that due to the reduction in the price of LNG in the global market, the rates in the local market have also come down.

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