Tue. May 30th, 2023
Starting today, CNG stations across Sindh will remain closed till mid-Feb
  • CNG stations in Sindh to remain closed from December 1 till February 15, 2021.
  • SSGC says decision to close CNG stations taken to meet domestic consumers’ requirements.
  • Gas loadshedding spanning almost 18 hours reported in various cities across Pakistan.

KARACHI: CNG stations throughout Sindh will close from today (Wednesday) until February 15, 2021, confirmed Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

The decision to shut down CNG Pumps was taken in light of the gap between demand and supply and meet the gas demands of domestic consumers across the province, the SSGC said.

Gas emissions, sometimes lasting 18 hours in various cities of the country, have made life difficult for the average person in Pakistan.

On the other hand, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) will hold a hearing today regarding Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited’s application to increase gas prices by 150%.

Many parts of Karachi suffer from gas shortages

Many areas in Karachi witnessed a gas outage last Monday as the SSGC carried out its load control system.

Residents of Saddar, II Chundrigar Road, Lyari, Manzoor Colony, Kharadar, Kaemari and many other areas complain that gas pressure is too low.

Other areas most affected by gas shortage are Korangi, Bhittai Colony, Orangi, Liaquatabad, Shah Faisal Colony and various other areas.

Residents of the areas listed above complain that they receive gas only two to three hours a day and that, too, at very low pressure.

Because of this, people have no choice but to use gas cylinders that add to their costs.

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Geo News spoke to a few women in the aforementioned areas, who said the gas suspension meant they were forced to send their children to school and college without breakfast.

Quetta, Peshawar, Punjab’s cities also suffer from a shortage of gas

Quetta, Peshawar, Gujranwala, Multan, Faisalabad, Mirpurkhas and other cities in Punjab are also reported to have gas shortages.

Not only residents but also hotel and restaurant owners are complaining about the gas shortage, as it has a negative impact on their business.

In Quetta and Gujranwala, rising prices for LPG and timber, respectively, have added to the suffering of citizens.

The price of LPG per kilogram in Quetta increased by Rs70 per kilogram, resulting in its total price increasing to Rs230 per kg.

The price of 40 kg of wood has increased to R950 in Gujranwala.

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