SSGC teams monitor 2-day CNG closure

KARACHI: At least 23 monitoring teams of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) are touring the entire city to ensure that the two-day closure of CNG filling stations is strictly implemented.According to SSGC spokesperson here Monday, the CNG station owners associations and their members are also cooperating with the gas utility company in this regard.

It may be noted that leading CNG associations of Pakistan and SSGC had agreed last week to close CNG filling from 9 a.m. on Monday (July 11, 2011) till midnight of Tuesday (July 12, 2011) due to the annual-turn-around (ATA) of OMV Pakistan-operated Kadanwari gas field.Kadanwari Field, which supplies 200 mmcfd of natural gas to SSGC, will be undergoing annual operational maintenance from 8th to 23rd July, 2011, directly reducing the company’s capacity to serve its customers in meeting their normal gas requirements.In addition, SSGC has also requested the industrial sector to use the natural gas with purpose by voluntarily curtailing their gas consumption by 10pc during the above mentioned period. – Brecorder