Gas crisis in the country continued unabated, as the supply and demand gap has widened up to 700mmcfd (million, million cubic feet per day). The intensifying shortage of gas supply has now hit over 2500 industrial units in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and other cities/towns, whose supplies remain severed for the last several days and were forced to lockout, which has severely hit the production process resulting difficulties in meeting the export orders deadline and rendering the workers to unemployment in large numbers. The domestic customers in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and other towns are hard hit due to low pressure of gas, especially in those areas where biting winter raging. People in several areas have switched over to fuel wood, which might raise an environment concern. Sui Northern Gas sources said that the company on the whole was short of 700 mmcfd of gas due increasing use of heaters and geysers. Gas consumers have demanded from the government immediate resolution of the low pressure of gas menace.