Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Amid the prevailing coldwave, the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) Wednesday announced to extend the suspension of gas supply to CNG stations till February 5.
The decision has been taken owing to the high demand for gas supply from domestic consumers, the gas supplier said in a statement.
Advising CNG station owners to comply with the directives, the SNGPL warned that violation of the order would be dealt with by the law and as per company policies.
The move comes as the government prioritises the provision of uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers.
Meanwhile, CNG stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Kohat have been directed to close for five days after Deputy Commissioner Dr Ambatullah imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) owing to the prevailing gas crisis.
All CNG stations in the district will remain closed from February 1 to 5 as part of authorities' proactive measures to ensure a steady gas supply to domestic users.
The decision aims to safeguard the needs of the community and prevent any potential disruptions in gas supply.
It is pertinent to mention that in October 2023, caretaker Power Minister Muhammad Ali warned the citizens that gas would only be available for eight hours in the winter amid depleting natural gas reserves in the country.