| GEO Business|
| Plan to manage gas crisis in winter laid before ECC|
| Updated at: 1504 PST, Sunday, October 18, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has laid the plan to manage looming natural gas crisis in the coming winter before the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).
According to Geo News, ECC will hold a meeting in the current week to discuss the plan.
Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar said shortage of natural gas would become a serious crisis from November 2009 to February 2010 as the demand continues to rise.
Government has no plan to shutdown the CNG sector during winter, the Federal Minister added.
According to Gas Load Management Program for 2009-2010, 730 million cubic feet/day shortage of gas has been estimated in November 2009; 976 million cubic feet/day in December 2009; 1.10 billion cubic feet/day in January 2010; 881 million cubic feet/day in February 2010 and 679 million cubic feet/day in March 2010.
As per the plan laid before the ECC, the total gas production in the country currently stands at 4 billion cubic feet/day.