CNG stations open for 24 hours in Sindh

CNG stations reopen in Punjab, Islamabad only for 12 hours

By: News Desk      Published: 11:27 AM, 24 Jan, 2021
CNG stations open for 24 hours in Sindh
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The gas supply to CNG stations has been restored through Sindh including Karachi on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The restoration of gas supply for 24 hours came after six days of suspension. 

Supply saw a six-day closure in Karachi where stations were supposed to reopen on Saturday but didn’t due to a the shortfall in supply.

In Punjab and Islamabad, stations are open from 6am to 6pm. Officials said gas supply was diverted to domestic users instead.

The SSGC officials said in Sindh there is an extreme gas shortage. However, the supply period is longer than other provinces and Sindh will have continuous CNG supply from 8am on Sunday till 8am on Monday. Stations will then close till 8am on Thursday.

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh had earlier said that the province has enough gas reserves to last 12 years and that oil reserves are also gradually declining.

Imtiaz Shaikh claimed that the Sui Northern was being supplied with Sindh’s gas lines.

On the issue of gas shortage in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had also slammed the federal government and asked the GDA and PTI legislators to quit the cabinet in the Centre for the sake of Sindhi people.

Meanwhile, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across Punjab and Federal Capital Islamabad reopened for 12 hours on Sunday.

The CNG stations reopened in Punjab and Islamabad at 6:00am on Sunday and will shut down again at 6:00pm. Long queues of vehicles were seen at the CNG stations.

According to sources, the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to CNG stations was restored after 27 days.

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