Rs. 48 billion has been released by the federal government to install 26 LPG air-mix plants in Balochistan. The aim of installing the LPG plants is to meet the growing demand for gas in the province.
While addressing a Senate session, the Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar made this announcement. The upper house was informed by Mr. Ghulam Sarwar that the government has not conducted any unannounced gas load-shedding in any part of Pakistan.
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He further stated the PTI government is focused to reduce the system constraints so that the issue of low gas pressure is solved.
The Senators were informed by the Petroleum Minister that the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has initiated the injection of RLNG that has helped in reducing the demand and supply gap of natural gas in Pakistan.
The measures taken by the Petroleum Ministry to resolve gas theft and other issues were highlighted by the Petroleum Minister.
It is pertinent to mention here that the present gas crisis in Pakistan forced Sindh and Punjab industries to shut down many times in last couple of months.
An inquiry has been ordered into the matter by Prime Minister Imran Khan. On the recommendations of the inquiry report the SNGPL and SSGCL MDs were removed. The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) was imported by the government from Qatar to meet the increasing demand in the winter season.