One million new gas connections will be provided this fiscal year 2018-19 by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL).
Official sources stated, “Both the companies have planned to add 1,121,295 new connections and lay 12,898 km of transmission and distribution pipelines in their respective networks.”
Adding. “The companies have so far gasified around 231 villages and towns in their respective areas during the current fiscal year. During the period, the two utility companies have laid approximately 328-kilometer gas transmission network, 8,861 km distribution and 1,216 km service lines for gasification of the villages.”
In answer to a question the official sources informed that Rs 1,351 million has been invested on transmission projects, Rs 10,202 million on distribution projects and Rs 11,198 million on the other different projects. The total investment reached Rs 22,751 million. Other than this the companies provided 426,721 domestic, 1,519 commercial and 42 Industrial gas connections all over Pakistan.
They revealed that Pakistan gas network has more than 12,829 km transmission, 132,065 km distribution and 34,631 services gas pipelines. These can cater to the needs of over 8.9 million people all over Pakistan.