LAHORE – A conflict between the all Pakistan CNG Association and CNG Station Owners Association over the Supreme Court decision regarding gas prices has resulted in the closure of about 30 per cent CNG station in City.

Situation, reportedly, remained same in other cities as well, creating problem of fuel shortage for thousands of public and private vehicle owners on Eid days. APCNGA refusing to accept decision, saying it is misinterpreted by OGRA and left no margin of profit for them. The owners association is a accepting the court verdict of brining low the prices up to Rs 30 per kg.

Long queues have been witnessed at filling stations for both reasons, shortage of fuel and rush due to Eid. Further shortage is expected after Eid. All Pakistan CNG Association meanwhile, said that sale as per decision of Supreme Court will continue during Eid. ‘We will approach OGRA and Supreme Court on October 30 for hearing and will give them our opinion on the matter.’ The association asked the CNG stations owners to sell CNG at the new rate and facilitate the public.

It is to be mentioned that the price of CNG remained unchanged at majority of the filling stations across the country despite the Supreme Court orders. Only 20 per cent stations sale gas according to price fixed by OGRA after the order of the apex court.