Saturday, January 5, 2013

Drastic cut in CNG (compressed natural gas) for Paki Punjab and Sindh

Cold weather and priority given to domestic consumers have forced gas companies to completely stop supplying CNG stations in Punjab during the current month and restrict it in Sindh to two days a week. CNG is used for power, and also to fuel over 2 million vehicles in Pokistan
A Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd official said that additional gas would be produced next year through various initiatives, including drilling of new wells. “Next winter will be better,” he predicted
At the same time, he said, the gas reserves had also depleted because of many natural and structural problems. He said 250,000 new gas connections were made every year while existing gas wells were depleting. He suggested stopping development work on gas, including new connections, until supply was improved

A closed CNG station. The pumps are wearing burkas
News report here.