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CNG stations reopen across Sindh after six day closure


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Jan, 2021. 09:40 am
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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the Sindh province reopened on Sunday after a closure of six days.

According to the details, CNG stations reopened Sunday morning witnessing long queues of cars on pumps.

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) had announced the closure of CNG stations for three days starting January 11 in wake of the gas crisis that has gripped the country.

The duration, however, was extended and after another 24 hours delay, the gas stations reopened at 8:00am on Sunday.

Pakistan’s gas crisis will likely continue with the Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) backing out of its commitment to provide LNG cargo.

A report said that the Emirati Company had won an LNG cargo contract for delivery on February 23-24 with lowest bid at 23.4331% of Brent (equal to $11.70 per MMBTU) but in a latest communication the company said it would not be able to provide the LNG cargo to Pakistan.

The Dubai-based company’s failure to honor its commitment has come as a major blow to the federal government with the Petroleum Division in a state of shock as the development will exacerbate gas crisis in the country.

The gas demand of the country at present is more than 6 billion cubic feet per day. While 4.156 bcfd, including 3.2 bfcd local gas, is available in the system.

The country has capacity to import 1.2 bcfd but 956 mmcfd imported RLNG is available. The second PGPL LNG terminal is currently underutilised as it is just re-gasifying 350 mmcfd LNG.

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