Islamabad: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) are experiencing gas shortages and have announced a gas load management plan to address the problem. According to sources, shortages on both state-owned sui firms’ systems have been growing, with both SNGPL and SSGCL facing a 275 million cubic feet per day deficiency (MMCFD).

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According to them, the current gas scarcity is due to a delay in the arrival of a ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the country, while CNG and general sectors are projected to face a severe gas shortage in the coming month due to an expected limited import of natural gas.

To satisfy demand, 12 LNG cargoes are usually imported once a month. This time, however, a total of ten LNG cargoes will be imported in November, with Pakistan State Oil (PSO) importing six and Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) importing only four.

“There will be no gas shortage for domestic gas consumers, and they will be supplied with gas on a continuous basis,” according to sources.

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It’s worth noting that the SSGCL and SNGPL declared on Friday that gas supplies to all CNG stations, cement plants, and non-export general industries, as well as captive electricity, will be suspended across their franchised regions, which include Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

SSGCL cut off supplies for 72 hours, while SNGPL cut off supplies for 48 hours.

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