SSGC conducts raids to curb gas theft

Domestic lines being used for commercial purposes in many areas


News Desk February 18, 2018
CREATIVE COMMONS

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) conducted raid at a restaurant called SoS Bar in Clifton where culprits were using gas directly through a domestic gas connection by using a rubber pipe. The service line was removed by the SSGC team, who suggested that the business apply for Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas to run its operations.

In another operation, raids were conducted in Lyari at a thread dyeing factory, three hotels and a bakery where gas from domestic lines was being used for commercial purposes.

The Control Gas Theft Operations (CGTO) team disconnected the connections.

Meanwhile, in Kotri, another CGTO team conducted raids at a plastic factory and three road side hotels. The connections were disconnected and claims raised.

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The CGTO team and SSGC police raided three more CNG stations, which were operating despite the company’s instructions to close.

The team sealed the Sacha CNG Station Moro, Mustafa CNG station Moro and Awami CNG stations Qazi Ahmed for 48 hours and warned their owners that if they continue this illegal act the duration of closure will be increased to weeks or months. In addition, they will be liable to punishment under the Gas (Theft and Recovery Act), 2016.

CGTO chief Brig (retd) Muhammad Abuzar said in a statement that Operation Grift will be intensified in the coming days as the company has zero tolerance for gas theft.

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