LAHORE: Suspension of gas supply to general industry from Saturday afternoon by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) to divert supply to nuclear power plant to meet the increasing demand threatens production as well as supply of numerous goods ahead of Eidul Azha, claim reps of the industry.
The situation has forced the manufacturing market to shut mills by sending out employees on leave, they state.
” Putting on hold gas products all of a sudden on spoken orders and without any prior notification is sheer high-handedness with the sector, especially those engaged in food-related companies. We highly condemn this attitude,” Sheikhupura Chamber of Business as well as Market President Adil Mehmood informed media on Sunday.
” We would have no argument had SNGPL informed us beforehand. However the way they have actually done it has really disturbed us as we are not able to acquire oil for power generation as a result of vacations. Perhaps, we will certainly additionally be incapable to prepare this on Monday (the last working day ahead of Eid),” he described.
Resents sudden suspension of supply to general markets by SNGPL
Mr Adil said SNGPL had actually detached materials to the sector in Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Raiwind (Lahore) and also various other parts of Punjab. The chamber, he claimed, also gotten in touch with Oil Division Assistant Dr Arshad Mehmood and lodged its complaint. “We have also composed letters to the prime minister and others concerned concerning gas supply suspension to the industry for 72 hrs,” he claimed.
Previously, the chamber in a statement said that considering that there was currently a scarcity of furnace oil on the market, the firms took part in milk processing would certainly experience a whole lot. “Also, both biggest glass sectors can not operate without electrical power. We request the government to restore gas right away to the completing industry,” it included.
Talking with Dawn, Mr Adil claimed the industry continued to be in excellent trouble because of brief products of gas. “Some days back, we endured due to suspension of gas products nearly for a week. Currently once more they have quit materials. However this moment, they have actually not provided us room to also prepare fuel for generators. One more concern is required power loadshedding by Lesco. It is simply useless,” he deplored
On the other hand, sources in the Petroleum Department stated that they were entrusted to no choice but to take this step for making sure power supply to domestic consumers as well as export, fertiliser and also cement fields.
“There are some concerns associated with power generation due to which the shortfall is broadening fast. As well as on the other hand, the need is boosting fast because of extreme heat. That is why gas supplies to gas-fired plants have been enhanced to 800mmcfd approximately from 650mmcfd,” a main requesting privacy explained. However, he claimed, the scenario would boost soon.
One more authorities stated that around 2,000 MW was not offered in the system as a result of lack of furnace oil that was required for Muzaffargarh, Jamshoro and some other plants.
Hubco’s plant is not working due to lightning strike. One system of Havili Bahadur Shah plant is shut as a result of some technological mistake. “In a similar way, there are some concerns associated with much less hydel generation at Tarbela as well as Mangla dams as a result of scarcity of water,” he explained.
The authorities held the decision-makers in charge of putting orders late for purchase of oil that brought about the crisis.
Meanwhile, a Water and also Power Development Authority official eliminated the impression, declaring that Tarbela touched height generation of 7,200 MW on Sunday. Additionally, Mangla likewise achieved 800MW power generation, he added.
Required loadshedding proceeded throughout the nation on Sunday.