The federal government has released Rs. 48 billion to establish 26 LPG air-mix plants in Balochistan to meet the gas demand in the province.
Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar announced this while addressing a Senate session on Friday.
Mr. Ghulam Sarwar informed the upper house that there is no unannounced gas load-shedding in any part of the country.
He said the government was determined to eliminate system constraints so that the issue of low gas pressure can be resolved.
The minister told Senators that the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) had started injecting RLNG which helped reduce the demand and supply gap of natural gas in the country.
Petroleum minister highlighted the measures his ministry was taking to mitigate gas theft across the country.
It should be mentioned here that the recent gas crisis in the country caused industries in Sindh and Punjab to close down several times in the last couple of months.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered an inquiry into the matter, and the MDs of SNGPL and SSGCL were removed on the recommendations of the inquiry report.
The government had to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar to meet the rising demand in the winter season.