CNG Association demands 7-day gas supply to filling stations

ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Thursday demanded 7-day gas supply to the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations all over Punjab as weather has returned to normal state reducing demand for the natural gas by domestic consumers.

“Restoration of gas supply in Punjab would result in extra consumption of only 15 mmcfd gas per day while seven-day supply will result in additional consumption of around 60 mmcf only,” Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Association, Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha said.

In a statement issued here, he said that ending gas load shedding for CNG sector in Punjab would consume mere one per cent of the total national gas output while it will benefit millions, guarantee thousands of jobs, contain inflation and reduce pressure on foreign exchange reserves.

The caretaker government should revisit loadshedding schedule to provide relief to masses who have braved unprecedented gas load shedding in Punjab all the way through last three years that took toll on daily life, economy and the foreign exchange reserves, he added.

Paracha said that in the past, policies were framed disregarding the interests of masses including 80 million commuters who use public transport.

He said that CNG sector is getting three-day gas supply in Punjab during which 16 hours loadshedding takes toll on the business and add to miseries of the masses.

Officially, Punjab is getting gas for three days while it is equal to one-day supply due to the loadshedding, he claimed.