Gas management: SSGC keeps vigilant check on CNG stations

23 teams are at work to ensure its success.


Express July 11, 2011

KARACHI:


The management of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has said that it is effectively monitoring the one-and-a-half-day closure of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations with the help of 23 monitoring teams.


Talking to The Express Tribune on Monday, an SSGC spokesperson said that the monitoring teams have been dispatched in urban and rural areas to implement the decision. “Until now all our decisions have been implemented since we have moved after consultation with all stakeholders,” he said.

Replying to a question, he said total consumption of CNG stations is 85 to 90 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) and SSGC expects to save at least half of this amount with the closure of CNG outlets.

CNG station owner associations and their members were cooperating with the gas utility in this regard, a press statement of SSGC said.

CNG associations and SSGC had agreed last week to close the filling outlets from 9 am on Monday to midnight of Tuesday due to annual turnaround (ATA) of OMV Pakistan-operated Kadanwari gas field.

Kadanwari field, which supplies 200 mmcfd of natural gas to SSGC, is undergoing annual operational maintenance from July 8 to 23. This has reduced the gas supplying capacity of SSGC and has affected its customers, the statement said.







Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2011.

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