Riaz Uddin, Senior Vice President of SITE Association of Industry has urged the federal government and the Ministry of Petroleum to make arrangements for the provision of gas to industries of Sindh, adding that the federal government had assured uninterrupted gas supply at an enhanced rate of Rs. 930 to the industrial sector and for this purpose.
In a statement, Riaz Uddin said that the government was supposed to procure additional RLNG for two existing terminals to produce 1250- 1300 MMcfd to supply to the Industry on time during winters, out of which 1000 MMcfd was supposed to be given to SNGPL and 200 -250 MMcfd to SSGC.
However, due to a delay in procuring additional RLNG, the vice president said that he was afraid that from January 150 MMcfd will likely go to SNGPL and only 50 MMcfd would be allocated for SSGC which will adversely affect the entire industry in Sindh.
“Under the current cold weather, Quetta will also require substantial gas and pressure. As a result, the industries in Sindh would hardly be getting any gas in winter months and would be left high and dry. All this would have very bad consequences, not only on local industrial production and revenue collection but also on the export front where the order, shipments would not be met on time and the future of getting more export orders will only remain a pipe dream”, he pointed out.
Riaz Uddin has appealed to the federal government and the Ministry of Petroleum to make certain arrangements for the provision of gas to industries located in the province of Sindh.