The country lacks facilities for gas storage: MD SSGC.

KARACHI -- Imran Maniar, Managing Director, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, has said that Punjab uses more RLNG than Sindh, due to which the price of RLNG in Punjab is lower. Last month, 150 MMCFD RLNG was being used in Punjab while only 8 MMCFDL was being used in Sindh. There is a problem of demand in Sindh, especially the industrialists of Karachi are not interested in buying RLNG due to which the price of imported gas is getting higher in Sindh.

He expressed these views in a meeting with members of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). KATI President Saleem-uz-Zaman, KITE CEO Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Zaki Sharif, Vice President Nighat Awan, Newly Elected President KATI Salman Aslam, Ehteshamuddin, Masood Naqi, Farhan-ur-Rehman, Danish Khan, Rashid Siddiqui, Johar Qandhari, Farrukh Mazhar, Fazal-e-Jalil, and other members were present on the occasion.

The MD SSGC said that even in the media, there is propaganda that the government did not make timely efforts to buy RLNG, in fact, the demand for RLNG is very low, how can the government sign gas contracts of higher quantity?

Besides, the price of gas is high due to an increase in freight charges globally. Imran Maniar further said that the country also lacks facilities for gas storage. He stressed the need to set up a storage network for gas storage in the country which would help meet the gas shortage and pressure in the future.

MD SSGC said that SNGPL has launched a cylinder facility for home users in Punjab in which they have an active way to deliver the cylinder to their doorstep on a single call.

Imran Maniar added that the gas problem occurs only during November, December, and January, adding that two new terminals are being launched soon.

Earlier, KATI President...

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