Starting from today, the CNG stations across Sindh will once again remain out of service for 72 hours. As per a notification sent by Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL), the stations will be allowed to restart their services at 8 am on Thursday, 28 January.
The update was shared by a mainstream media outlet on Sunday. The notification was issued the same day when the CNG stations restarted their services after 6 days of closure last week.
The previous week, CNG stations across Sindh only remained open for 24 hours, reportedly due to a critical shortage of gas. The relevant officials have stated that the foremost priority for the government is to accommodate the domestic users of gas amid the intense winter.
Saturday saw the government announce the reopening of CNG stations across northern Punjab and the Potohar region. According to the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), all CNG stations were to restart their operations on Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm.
The gas supply to the CNG stations across the northern Punjab and Potohar region had been halted for the last 37 days, so as to ensure the availability of gas for domestic use.
Chairman of All Pakistan CNG Association, Ghias Paracha, stated that CNG station owners have been subject to huge losses due to the suspension of gas supply to the CNG stations during the winter season. He hoped that the CNG sector would be able to import its own LNG to avoid huge losses next season.