Karachi: In a meeting held today between the representatives of various CNG associations and SSGC management, it was decided to close down all CNG stations in Karachi and interior Sindh for two days due to the current shutdown of Phase 1 of Zamzama Gas Field. Azim Iqbal Siddiqui, MD, SSGC chaired the meeting held at SSGC’s Head Office in Karachi on Saturday.
It was mutually agreed that since the supply of gas to SSGC from Phase 1 will be curtailed from the normal 130 mmcfd to 77 mmcfd, putting the Company’s distribution system under intense pressure, CNG stations will observe closure from midnight (12 am) Sunday October 16 till 12 pm noon on October 16 and again from midnight of Wednesday October 19 till 12 pm noon of the same day.
The SSGC management stressed that the closure of CNG stations for 2 days will help improve gas shortfall situation by 15 mmcfd.
The management maintained that the decision to request CNG stations to observe closure was a force majeure action taken to prevent the Company’s distribution system from collapsing.
MD, SSGC reiterated that the CNG sector has cooperated with SSGC during similar testing times in the past too. He pointed out that complaints of any station facing low pressure problems after the 2-day closure will be attended to by the Company’s Distribution team.
Senior SSGC officials including Syed Hassan Nawab, DMD (Operations), Zuhair Siddiqui, DMS (Corporate Services), Shaukat Baloch, SGM (Transmission) Abdul Sami Khan, Chairman, CNG Dealers Association, Malik Khuda Baksh, Chairman, CNG Station Owners Association of Pakistan and Shabbir Sulemanjee, Chairman, All-Pakistan CNG Association and a number of CNG Station owners participated in the discussions.
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