CNG stations across Sindh will remain closed for 48 hours as the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) increases its gas supply to K-Electric, as the power crisis in Pakistan's largest city continues to test people's patience.
After Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the power crisis in Karachi on Thursday, the SSGC will supply an additional 40mmcfd gas to K-Electric. As per the contract between K-Electric and SSGC, the gas supply company is providing an additional 100mmcfd gas to K-Electric.
The power distribution company has complained of fuel adjustment for the increased hours of loadshedding throughout the city. The additional supply of gas to K-Electric means industries in Sindh will not be supplied gas for three days and CNG stations across the province will remain closed for 48 hours.
The Site Association of Trade and Industry and the All Pakistan CNG Association have termed the move by the SSGC as 'unacceptable', urging the government to review its decision. The two bodies said that power plants can also be run on furnace oil instead of gas.
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On the other hand, the K-Electric spokesperson said that the power distribution company's management had met...