Prolonged outages: Owners to close CNG stations in Swat

CNG station owners were bearing loses of Rs15 per/kg, says Khan.

Our Correspondents January 07, 2013

MINGORA: CNG station owners across Swat have decided to close all filling stations in the city due to prolonged power outages in the valley. Talking to journalists, President of CNG Owners Association, Tahir Khan, said that unannounced power outages of over 18 hours a day have forced them to run their stations on generators which are very costly. He added that CNG station owners were bearing loses of Rs15 per/kg and most of them are now thinking of adopting an alternate source of business. He complained that even when electricity is provided, the gas pressure is so low that they are hardly able to fill tanks of vehicles. The CNG association president along with other station owners demanded the government to provide them electricity from the other grid stations as they cannot bear the expense of running the stations on generators.

Our Correspondent

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2013.


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