KARACHI: The Sindh Industrial Liaison Committee (SILC) meeting on Saturday noted that the suspension of gas supply by the Sui Southern Gas Firm (SSGC) to the markets has resulted in a gas crisis which was increasing and affecting manufacturing activities.
The SILC meeting, chaired by Sindh Guv Imran Ismail, reviewed carefully issues encountered by the industry consisting of gas supply as well as electricity shortages.
The SSGC MD informed the conference that because of intense maintenance at the KPT gas terminal, gas supply to non-export markets had been stopped. This was complied with by a 50 per cent cut in supply to restricted power plants to ensure gas schedule to household consumers, he stated. Stakeholders had been notified currently regarding this action in breakthrough, he included.
The KPT gas terminal maintenance problem will certainly be dealt with throughout the first week of July and also the gas supply to the industrial units will certainly be recovered, based on the timetable, by July 10, the SSGC MD stated.
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He additionally embarked on to circulate the maintenance routine, if any in future, to the industries beforehand in order to eliminate any type of possible difficulty to the industries.
The governor assured the board members that federal government would be spoken with on the gas issue and also provision of heating system oil and also RLNG to markets in order to extend maximum feasible support to industrial field.
The discussion forum agreed to introduce the shocking holiday system so regarding connect the lack of gas as a short-term procedure. SSGC will certainly offer a schedule to the sectors and the sectors will certainly be bound to adhere to the routine. In case of any infraction, SSGC will be authorised to take an ideal activity.
An official written agreement between SSGC as well as industries pertaining to staggering vacation system is most likely to be authorized shortly to overcome the problem till the resolution of the matter in July.