KARACHI: Gas crisis spread throughout Sindh continues to trouble domestic consumers as they are facing shortage due to drop in the region’s temperature.
People are facing extremely low gas pressure which has made cooking food and performing other similar operations difficult for residents. Several industrial unit and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations are also without gas supply.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNCPL) had decided to launch a clampdown earlier on the consumers using gas compressors.
Regional Manager SNGPL Javed Khan claimed that there is no shortage of gas, however, there is an urgent need to take steps to stop illegal practices.
He mentioned that residents use fridge compressors to obtain more sui gas to increase flow – this is highly dangerous.
On Dec. 22, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Ashiq Awan, in her press conference address in Sialkot, said that the government had ordered relevant authorities to provide gas supply to households even if it means supplying it to CNG stations.
She maintained that false claims are spreading around in regards to the rise in gas prices.
“The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) is merely a regulator which, keeping in mind ground realities, forwards its input to the government.”
She said that the nation has been caught in a relentless wave of winter which is why there has been an increase in the demand for gas.
“Keeping this in mind, there has been a 12 per cent increase in gas pressure while overall utilization has increased by almost 2.5% as compared to last year.”