LAHORE: The Pakistan’s province of Punjab is facing large-scale gas supply closure to its industries and Combined Natural Gas (CNG) pumps for an indefinite period as per announcement of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on Tuesday.
Spokesman of the company said the decision has been taken in view of increase in gas consumption by the domestic sector and due to increase in intensity of coldness of weather.
Gas shortfall has reached 1100 million cubic feet per day, the spokesperson added. According to Manager SNGPL Muhammad Ashraf the decision has been taken due to the near 50 percent deficit in the provision of supply of gas.
According to sources, gas suspension to industries and CNG stations could continue for two months, whereas, supply to commercial and domestic consumers will continue uninterrupted. The cities where the gas supply has been suspended include Lahore, Gujranawal, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Sarghodha, Islamabad Sahiwal and Sheikhupura.
On the other hand, special teams have been formed to ensure implementation of SNGPL s decision.