Karachi: The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has decided to impose a ban on the production of CNG-fitted vehicles.
According to Alfalah Securities Limited, in this regard, the installation of new CNG kits in vehicles will also be banned. However, the existing stock and its owners would be allowed to use their kits and cylinders while, CNG fitted public transport vehicles, like buses and vans are exempted from this ban.
ECC reviewed its previous proposal of monthly Natural Gas Load Management Program (winter 2011) on SNGPL system, and decided to withdraw the previous approval of supply of 76 mmcfd gas to IPPs because of a severe shortage of gas in coming months and to enhance the gas supply to fertiliser plants. Moreover, ECC has also approved the summary of ‘Energy Efficiency Audit of Fertiliser Plants’ and ban on POL products export to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics.