Around 8,383km additional gas pipelines being laid in current FY

ISLAMABAD: Two state-owned companies, SNGPL and SSGC, are strengthening their networks by collectively laying around 8,383 kilometers (KM) of additional transmission and distribution pipelines across the country, according to the target set for the current fiscal year.

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is working to lay 6,965 KM of lines, according to an official document available in the APP, while Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) is in the process of deploying 1,418 KM of pipeline in their territory. . In the past fiscal year, companies laid approximately 5005 KM of lines, which SNGPL placed 4.155 KM and SSGC 850 KM.

In order to increase economic activity and increase industrial production, companies will provide gas to Special Economic Zones (IUUs) and industrial parks, for which the government allocates sufficient funds under the 2020-21 Public Sector Development Program.

Accordingly, SNGPL planned to execute a 29 KM pipeline plan to supply 30 Million Cubic Feet (MMCFD) gas to Rashakai SEZ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Similarly, a 20 KM transmission line will be laid to supply 40 MMCFD gas from Chiniot to the terminal Point of the economic zone (zero point i gate step) to Allama Iqbal Industrial City / M3 Industrial City. To solve acute low gas pressure problems in the Mardan and Peshawar regions during the winter season, SNGPL will undertake the system upgrade, including laying the 28 KM Charsadda Offtake (Gulabad) – Charsada transmission loop, 21-KK Charsadda – Khazana transmission loop. line and the 24-KM Charsadda-Tangi transmission loop line.

Whereas SSGC will lay a nine KM pipeline for 13.5 MMCFD gas supply to Dhabeiji SEZ at Sindh Town Border Station (TBS) and 3.5 KM to supply 13 MMCFD gas to Bin Qasim Industrial Park in TBS. would lay a supply line. , Sindh. SSGC also plans to install a New Gas Turbine driven Centrifugal Compressor in HQ-Shikarpur, Sindh, 125 KM pipeline from Jamshoro to Karachi from Sindh University and 31 KM of pipe from Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) Clifton to Surjani Town. He planned to lay his line. , Karachi. According to official data, there is a gap of more than two Billion Cubic Feet per day (BCFD) gas between the production and demand of the commodity to meet the needs of more than 9.6 million consumers across the country. The country’s domestic natural gas production is around 4 BCFD against unrestricted demand above 6 BCFD.

Updated: January 20, 2021 — 9:16 am

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