EPCL and SSGC Ink Deal for Gas Supply to Ensure Uninterrupted Operations

EPCL and SSGC Ink Deal for Gas Supply to Ensure Uninterrupted Operations

Karachi, August 1, 2023 – Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EPCL) has signed a significant agreement with Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) to secure the supply of gas for its captive power generation plant located at Port Qasim Industrial Zone in Karachi.

In an official announcement made on Tuesday, EPCL revealed that it has entered into a Supplemental Agreement (SA) with SSGC to facilitate the supply of gas from August 01, 2023, to September 30, 2023, based on an “as and when” available basis. The agreement aims to ensure a continuous and reliable supply of gas during this period, allowing EPCL’s operations to continue unhindered.

The captive power generation plant at Port Qasim Industrial Zone plays a critical role in supporting EPCL’s production activities, and the availability of a reliable gas supply is essential for maintaining uninterrupted operations. With this agreement in place, EPCL can operate its facilities at full capacity, meeting the demands of its customers and maintaining a steady supply of products to the market.

One of the notable aspects of the agreement is its flexibility. The “as and when” available basis means that EPCL will receive gas as per the availability from SSGC, making it possible to optimize consumption and production in response to fluctuating gas supply conditions. This flexibility can help mitigate the impact of any potential supply constraints and ensure that EPCL’s operations remain efficient and sustainable.

Both EPCL and SSGC expressed their commitment to the agreement’s success, and in case of mutual agreement, the Term of the SA can be extended beyond September 30, 2023. This provision provides the companies with the opportunity to continue their partnership and maintain a stable gas supply in the future.

The signing of this agreement represents a significant milestone for both EPCL and SSGC. It demonstrates their dedication to business continuity, reliability, and collaborative efforts to support Pakistan’s industrial sector. Moreover, it highlights the importance of private-public partnerships in ensuring the seamless functioning of crucial industries and maintaining the country’s economic growth.

With the gas supply secured, EPCL looks forward to maintaining its position as a leading player in the polymer and chemicals sector. The agreement with SSGC serves as a testament to the company’s commitment to providing quality products and services to its customers and contributing to the overall progress of the nation’s manufacturing landscape.

About Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EPCL):

Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited is a leading chemical and polymer manufacturer in Pakistan. The company is renowned for its commitment to sustainability, innovation, and quality in its wide range of products and services. EPCL’s contributions to the chemical and polymer industry have earned it a strong reputation in both domestic and international markets.

About Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC):

Sui Southern Gas Company Limited is one of the prominent gas utilities in Pakistan, responsible for the distribution and transmission of natural gas in the southern region of the country. With a focus on customer satisfaction and operational excellence, SSGC plays a crucial role in supplying natural gas to various industrial, commercial, and residential consumers.

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