The strategy adopted by the government to bring down Unaccounted for Gas (UFG) ratio has started yielding required results as the per month gas losses witnessed a significant decrease of 36 percent during the last fiscal year.
“The average monthly loss of High UFG areas was 1,348 MMCF [Million Cubic Feet] in FY 2019-20 which has now been reduced to 859 MMCF during FY 2020-21,” according to an official report available with APP.
Overall, the government had given the two-state companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), a target of reducing the UFG by 13.55 per cent (58,869 MMCF gas) during a three-year period from 2019-2020 to 2021-22.
In 2019-20, the SNGPL and SSGC had prevented a volumetric loss of around 9,938 MMCF gas against the UFG reduction target of 14,806 MMCF gas.
The UFG is a phenomenon of gas loss that occurred due to various technical factors when gas flowed from fields to end consumers. “It is calculated as the difference between metered gas volume injected into the transmission.—APP