Gas companies plan to give 524,000 connections

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Islamabad

The two state companies, SNGPL and SSGC, have planned to give as many as 524,000 new connections during the cur-rent fiscal year in their respective opera-tional areas across the country.

“It is expected that gas will be supplied to approximately 524,000 new consumers, subject to approval/revision by OGRA, during the fiscal year 2021-22,” according to an official document available with APP.

The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) would collectively invest Rs17,571 million on transmission projects, Rs91,812 million on distribution projects and Rs 3,156 million on other projects, bringing the total investment of Rs112,539 million.

During the first eight months of the last fiscal year, the companies provided the gas facility to around 70 villages and towns, laid 143 KMs gas transmission network, 2,616 KMs distribution and 886 KMs services lines across their operational areas.

Besides, they awarded as many as 304,573 additional gas connections includ-ing 303,243 domestic, 1,020 commercial and 310 industrial across the country.

The country’s average gas consumption stood about 3,723 Million Cubic Feet per Day (MMCFD) including 950 MMCFD vol-ume of RLNG during July-Feb 2021.

As per the break-up, around 1,188 MMCFD gas, including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), was consumed by the power, 915 MMCFD by household, 73 MMCFD by commercial, 110 MMCFD by transport (CNG), 724 MMCFD by fertilizer sectors and 713 MMCFD by general industry.

Pakistan has an extensive gas network of over 13,315 KMs Transmission 149,715 KMs Distribution and 39,612 Kilometers (KMs) services gas pipelines to cater for the requirement of more than 10.3 million consumers across the country.—APP

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