SNGPL removes 27 gas meters for using compressors

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Special Task Force of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), during its ongoing operation to stop the illegal use of compressors in the Islamabad Region, has removed more than 27 gas meters, detected 18 theft cases and lodged six First Information Reports over direct tapping and causing loss to the national exchequer.

Sharing some details, spokesman for the SNGPL Islamabad Region Shahid Akram told APP that the inspection teams had recently disconnected 27 gas meters on use of compressors in different localities including Tarlai, Chatta Bakhtawar, G-7 and G-9 sectors and Kallar Syedan.

“It is unfortunate that some elements are using electric devices to get increased gas pressure, depriving other consumers of gas in the peak winter season and putting people’s lives at risk,” he regretted, vowing that the operation would continue unabated till bringing the illegal activity to a complete end.

He said the SNGPL vigilance teams and special task force were busy conducting a detailed survey of all sectors, societies and other localities, within the Islamabad region including capital territory, Murree, Kahuta , Attock, Fateh Jang and Taxilla to take legal action against compressor users.

Shahid Akram said the SNGP teams were conducting raids in collaboration with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and local police personnel, adding the company would publish the names of consumers involved in the installation of illegal compressors and the gas pilferers in national dailies to prevent illegal activities and save the precious and scarce gas.

The SNGPL spokesman said domestic consumers had appreciated the operation against this illegal activity and urged the local administration to take appropriate measures for preventing the sale of illegal compressors and other devices used to increase the gas pressure.

Answering a question, he said the company was making all-out efforts to ensure the provision of gas supply to domestic consumers with regular pressure during the peak winter season.

For this purpose, the SNGPL has established a control room to resolve consumers’ complaints related to low gas pressure in its operational areas. “The control room is operating round-the-clock and taking prompt action by mobilizing field teams to resolve the gas-pressure-related issues. Consumers can lodge their complaints at the Call Center at 1199 and Control Room’s landlines number 051-9257774.”APP