business
Saturday Dec 24, 2011
By
AFP

No gas supply to industry, captive power on Sunday

By
AFP
KARACHI: Increased winter gas load has persistently resulted in low pressure situation which has adversely affected the overall supply in SSGC’s franchise areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Given the gravity of the situation, all industrial and captive power customers are required to discontinue gas usage on every Sunday from 7:00 am till Monday 7:00 am, till further notice.

A unanimous decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired at the Governor House on December 15 by Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad and attended by SSGC management and office-bearers of majority of trade bodies and associations representing major industrial areas.

Industries already observed a 24-hour closure last Sunday from 7:00 am onwards. SSGC’s surveillance teams are monitoring compliance and have been fully authorized to disconnect gas supply for 48 hours of any customer found violating the above mentioned schedule.

The SSGC management appreciates the cooperation of the industrial and power sector customers and remains confident that this closure will enable supply of stable pressure during the rest of the week.