Gas pressure will ‘improve’ after arrival of delayed LNG cargo today: Petroleum Division

News Desk

The gas pressure will ‘improve’ from tomorrow after a delayed LNG cargo is set to arrive today.

According to media reports, this has been announced by the Petroleum Division in a series of tweets on Monday. The Division informed the masses that the shipment is set to reach Pakistan today.

In a tweet, the Petroleum Division said, “This will allow both sui companies to enhance LNG supplies from tomorrow which is expected to improve system pressure. There is no planned gas load shedding for domestic, commercial, or industrial sector anywhere in [the] country. However, isolated complaints of pressure drops are being reported especially at tail ends due to severe cold weather, are being attended by gas utilities actively.”

The Petroleum Division further stated that the city gate loads in gas provider SNGPL’s system have increased by 9% in one week as severe winter sets in, adding that a similar situation is being faced by the SSGC, especially in parts of Karachi and Quetta.

In another tweet the Division said, “Both gas utilities are striving to maintain the gas supply to 10 million households across the country. However, illegal use of gas compressors has led to low gas pressure problems in some areas, which is being curbed by the sui companies.”

“The public is requested to use gas responsibly and report any domestic consumers using compressors, an illegal act, which is another major reason for pressure drops,” they added.