CCoE decides to curtail gas supply to CNG sector in winter

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The Cabinet Committee on Energy on Thursday decided that gas supply to the CNG sector will be curtailed during the winter months.

During a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, it was noted that the enhanced demand of domestic consumers will be met through savings from captive power generation.

“A prudent pressure management plan will also be developed to ensure a stable supply of gas to the consumers,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Planning read.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar had told Parliament that supply of gas will be ensured for domestic consumers during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours amid the expected gas shortfall in the country in winter.

During the meeting, it presented a detailed impact analysis of different policy options for the management of gas demand during winter 2021-22.

It is expected that industrial activity will be a focus in the gas management plans, especially the export industry.

The CCoE approved the demand side of the proposals submitted by the Petroleum Division and noted that the committee will consider the supply side proposals in the next meeting.

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