Sui Northern and Sui Southern Gas Company are looking to reinforce and expand their transmission network by adding an additional 13,599 kilometers (KM) of pipelines during the current fiscal year.
According to official sources, the capacity of Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) would be enhanced by laying additional 12,100 KM and 1,499 KM pipelines in their respective areas by June 2020.
The two utility companies would invest Rs. 7.16 billion on transmission projects, Rs. 48.28 billion on distribution projects and Rs 18.55 billion on other schemes bringing the total investment to around Rs. 74 billion.
The companies are expecting to supply gas to approximately 430,695 new consumers during the fiscal year 2019-20.
Answering a question, the sources said that the companies had added 69 KM transmission, 3,232 KM distribution and 1,366 KM service lines and connected 165 villages and towns with their network during July 2018 to February 2019.
During eight months of the last fiscal year, the two utility companies installed 428,305 gas connections including 425,404 domestic, 2,770 commercial and 131 industrial across the country.
To another question, they said, the companies had laid 328 KM gas transmission network, 8,861 KM distribution, and 1,216 KM service lines and connected 231 villages and towns to the gas network during the year 2017-18.
Pakistan has an extensive gas network of over 12,971 KM transmission lines 139,827 KM distribution lines and 37,058 services gas pipelines to cater to more than 9.6 million consumers across the country.