As per the reports of local media, the CNG stations across the Sindh province would remain shut for an indefinite period starting from the 15th of this month due to the latest instructions from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).
As per the available reports, the CNG stations have been told to transfer from CNG to RLNG as only the Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) – based stations would be given the permission to operate after the 15th of October.
The sources also shared that the prices of local gas during the month of October would be increased to Rs.1,238 to Rs.1,350, excluding taxes.
On Wednesday, a meeting of the Sindh Cabinet had already refused a proposal on the use of the RLNG in the province.
The cabinet session of the province led by the CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, in a mutual decision, said that Sindh should be provided its right of sharing the natural gas of its gas-fields and not the RLNG as being suggested.
It is pertinent to mention that the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) had asked the permission of the government to lay down a pipeline in Jamshoro, Malir and Thatta districts.