The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has warned of a severe gas shortage in case of prolonged winter this year.
Following a report predicting an extended winter season this year, the gas company issued a statement saying that the gap between demand and supply will widen due to a sharp increase in gas consumption during winter.
In severe cold, SNGPL may face a gas shortage of up to 500 MMCFD.
In case of shortage, the gas will be provided to domestic consumers during specific hours for cooking, the gas company said.
It said that the Import of LNG is being ensured in view of increasing demand for gas. Despite all efforts, the industrial sector may face load-shedding during winter.
Notably, a portal has predicted a record-breaking prolonged winter season in the country due to La-Nina and other climate change factors.
For the unaware, La-Nina is a complex weather pattern that repeats every few years, as a result of varying ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific.