All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) Central Chairman Ghiyas Paracha has said that for urgent relief from energy crisis and electricity shortage the captive power should be shut off to divert 344 million cubic feet per day of gas to power stations to produce 1,720 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
While giving suggestions to the Prime Minister’s Energy Committee Paracha said that the industry is getting enough gas for processing.
Paracha said that government should impose complete ban on use of gas generators. The generators in factories, petrol and CNG stations, high rise buildings, commercial plazas and houses are consuming gas which can alternatively be used to produce 2,000MW electricity. “We will give full support to government in this regard,” he added. He said that APCNGA’s plan to curtail the energy crisis has been given to government.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2012.
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