Gas crisis: one day complete shutdown announced for captive power units

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) on Tuesday announced a complete shutdown of supply for industries during next 24 hours considering the ongoing gas crisis.

According to a statement a 100 percent closure to be observed by captive power units of all industries including export oriented starting 0000 hours on Wednesday January 13, 2021 to 0000 hours on Tuesday January 14, 2020.

The SSGC informed all industrial association that presently its franchise is experiencing an emergency situation. “Our two major gas fields have faced technical problems and curtailed 55 MMCFD gas,” it said, adding that SSGC system is completely depleted and severe low pressure is being faced across the franchise, particularly, in Karachi.

As per CCOE directive, SSGC announced one-day closure for Sunday, January 10, 2021 and the same was withdrawn to accommodate the consumers after the electricity shutdown in the whole country.

“Considering the above gas crisis, request our esteemed consumers to extend their cooperation by curtailing their gas consumption for 24 hours, starting 0000 hours on Wednesday January 13, 2021 till 0000 hours on Thursday January 14, 2021.

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