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Sui Southern Gas Company restores gas supply after repair of damaged pipeline

Karachi: Supply of gas was fully restored on Thursday’s evening, to entire Balochistan. SSGC’s 18 inch dia main transmission gas pipeline was blown up on Wednesday’s night near village Khudadad Jhakrani in Jaffarabad District by some unknown miscreants.

Working under the special directives of the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources to expeditiously complete the repair work, the company deployed all its resources and technical staff on the job immediately. SSGC’s team, working restlessly around the clock, replaced around 50 feet long badly damaged portion of pipeline, in highly challenging weather conditions.

After completing the welding job and ensuring all necessary technical check-ups, 114 million cubic feet gas was again injected in the system at around 5:00 pm. It is expected that full gas pressure will be restored at about 11:00 pm on 05 January 2012.

Meanwhile, after building up the desired pressure in its distribution system, SSGC management decided to restore the gas supply to all the CNG stations in its franchise area at 10:00 pm, ten hours well before the schedule announced earlier. This decision was taken to facilitate the valued customers.

For more information, contact:
Inayatullah Ismail
Deputy Chief Manager
Corporate Communication Department (Media Relations)
Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC)
Tel: +9221 9902 1773
Cell: +92322 222 5159
Fax: +9221 9923 1662
Email: inayatullah@ssgc.com.pk

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