Karachi Industrial Forum holds talks with SSGC on gas supply issues

Karachi, January 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): The members of Karachi Industrial Forum (KIF), the representative body of all industrial estates of Karachi held talks with the management of SSGC with regards to the current demand-supply situation of natural gas. During the meeting held at the SSGC Head Office, the industrialists requested SSGC to revoke the decision to enforce 50% curtailment of gas to captive power units. The SSGC management agreed to this request put forward by the KIF representatives, since the new 12” dia x 46-km pipeline project from Rehman Gas Field has been commissioned.

The industrialists argued with SSGC to withdraw notifications issues to the industrial units that were consuming more gas than their allocations. The SSGC management explained to the industrialists that such Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) violations would create shortage of gas for other consumers especially the domestic sector. On insistence of the representatives of the industrial bodies, SSGC agreed to review on case by case basis of the industries’ gas allocation violations and warned that this will increase shortage in domestic supplies.

Leading industrialists including Siraj Teli, Zubair Motiwala and Jawed Balwani participated in the talks with the SSGC management that comprised of, among others, Mohammad Wasim, Acting MD, Saeed Larik, SGM (Distribution) and Brigadier (R) Mohammad Abuzar, DG (Security Services).

KIF includes industrial associations of the city including Landhi Association of Trade and Industry (LATI), Bin Qasim Association of Trade and Industry (BQATI), North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI), Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Federal B Area Association of Trade and Industry (FBATI) and SITE Association of Trade and Industry (SAI).

For more information, contact:
Chief Manager (Media Relations)
Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC)
Corporate Communication Department (Media Relations)
ST-4/B, Block 14, Sir Shah Suleman Road,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99021773, +92-21-99021000
Fax: +92-21-99231662
Cell: +92-322-2225159
Email: inayatullah@ssgc.com.pk, info@ssgc.com.pk
Web: www.ssgc.com.pk

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