LAHORE  - SNGPL Managing Director Arif Hamid has hinted to restore gas supply to Punjab industry and CNG sector for one day from first week of March.

Talking to journalist at the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) head office here on Monday, the MD said that company was facing shortfall of 1250 mmcfd but despite that gas would be restored to both sectors. He hoped that after arrival of LNG in November, shortfall would decrease.

He admitted the fertilizer sector suffered a lot due to non-availability of gas.

Arif said that finance committee of the board of the directors of the company has conceptually approved project 10 comprising of laying 1294 kilometer length of high pressure transmission pipelines from 16” to 42” diameter inclusive of 61,800 compression horsepower, for upcoming LNG, Iran Gas and anticipated indigenous gas supplies in SNGPL pipeline network.

He said that SNGPL network has expanded phenomenally in last three to four years adding that in order to facilitate our consumers we have requested Ogra for the establishment of twelve more regions especially in southern Punjab.

Arif said that company has also started working on SN-Gas and on the construction of SN-Gas terminals. He said that this type of terminals will be constructed in hilly areas and gas will be provided to the consumers through pipe lines.

He also said that they had adopted a zero tolerance policy against those who were involved in gas theft. About the domestic gas connection, he said that the company had started ‘first come, first serve’ programme and priority based connection on depositing of Rs25000.