The gas crisis in Sindh has become more serious and the shortfall has reached 150 million cubic feet. Power outages have increased in Karachi due to shortage. Sui Southern has asked all stakeholders, including K Electric, to look for alternative sources as the shortfall will double in winter.
The shortfall of gas in Sindh has increased from 120 to 150 million cubic feet. Due to annual maintenance, Sanjhoro and Zargun fields have been closed. A spokesman for the SSGC was unwilling to acknowledge gas load management and said there were complaints of low gas pressure.
On the other hand some media outlets are even reporting the shortfall up to 300mmcfd which is even more dangerous for the entire province. According to Pakistan Today and Daily Times, Sindh is likely to face 300mmcfd shortfall during this winter.
K Electric’s production capacity has been affected and load shedding is taking place across the city. Power outages are expected in most parts of the country, including Lyari, Lines Area, Malir, Korangi, and New Karachi. Sui Southern has said that gas production is continuously declining, there will be difficulties in winter, all stakeholders including K-Electric should make arrangements for alternatives. The shortfall in the winter season can go up to 250 to 300 million cubic feet.