Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has announced the closure of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the Sindh till Thursday morning owing to a severe shortage of natural gas in the country.

According to the details, the stations will reopen at 8:00 am Thursday morning.

In a notification, the SSGC said that due to low input, availability of gas has decreased, resulting in depletion of line pack and low pressure in the system.

Due to this shortage of gas, CNG stations and sellers of Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) in Sindh will remain closed for 72 hours.

According to the reports, the RLNG demand for January to the power sector stands at 250 mmcfd. However, the Sui Northern slashed the RLNG supply to 155 mmcfd some days back, which further tumbled to 125 mmcfd by last Friday (January 08, 2021) and on Saturday, the RLNG gas supply to the power sector was virtually shut.

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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