Govt Might Limit Gas Supply to Three Times a Day for Domestic Users

The government plans on limiting gas supply to the domestic sector to just three-times a day during the four months of the winter season, in a bid to overcome the gas shortage.

The suggestion is part of the Gas and Load Management Plan for winter 2021-22  presented to the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) headed by Minister for Planning and Develop­ment Asad Umar.

As per the Gas and Load Management Plan, gas will be provided to the residential sector three times a day for cooking only. Similarly, Regasified-Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) diversion to domestic users would be kept to the bare minimum to ensure the operational stability of the system.

The plan also reported lower availability of Liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the coming winter season, especially during the first three months of 2022. The Petroleum Division also highlighted the supply-demand shortfall of gas, but expects the deficit to be manageable based on clear intention that the bare minimum LNG would be provided to the residential sector.

The shortfall in December is expected to be around 22 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd), rising to 137mmcdf in January. In February and March, it is expected that the gas shortfall will be limited to around 75mmcfd.

The meeting was informed that gas supply to power and fertilizer sectors on independent system outside the national pipeline network is expected to remain stable barring any unforeseen circumstances. The officials expect the supply and demand in this sector to remain unchanged and range between 1,061mmcfd and 1,200mmcfd.

Further, as part of the plan the government and gas companies will actively promote conservation of gas and use of cheaper incentivized electricity for water and space heating.

  • MashaAllah se kia progress arahi hy. Ab Water ki Tarhan Gas bhi restricted miley gi. lagta hy LNG walons se contract ho gaya hy. you have to be procure LNG Cylenders like world instead of having heavy reserves of GAS And other resources. Petrol khud refine nhin karna jo baluchistan me available hy.

  • Agar PTI ne a kar wohi harkaten, krni hein jo pehly hakomaten krti ai hein,,,, tu yeh log ghar beth jain in ka ane ka faida???
    Har baat mein kehte hen, ka puri dunya mein mehngai hui hai, ap ka GDP kitna hai? jo ap waqai hi baki duniya se alag hi hein. Australia mein fuel prices apne 10 years per sustain hen. Shame on you all

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