LAHORE - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and University of the Punjab, Lahore (PU) for sponsoring a Chair on Gas Engineering at Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology of PU, says a Press release.

MoU was signed by Arif Hameed, MD SNGPL, and Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor of PU, Lahore. According to MoU, SNGPL will sponsor a Chair on Gas Engineering for research work regarding identification and mitigation of internal corrosion, alternate energy sources such as Bio gas and developing innovative techniques for energy conservation. SNGPL will provide an annual grant of Rs. 3.32 million to Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology on annual basis for the purpose. Arif Hameed on the occasion appreciated the efforts being carried out by PU regarding the mitigation of internal corrosion and research in the field of alternate energy sources/fuels.

He emphasized that due to prevailing gap in demand and supply of natural gas, it is the need of the hour to find solutions to the problem of energy shortages.