Seven projects in progress to strengthen the gas transmission network

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 19, 2021): The two state-owned companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) are executing at least seven major projects to strengthen gas transmission and distribution networks in their respective areas.

SNGPL is constructing a 12 kilometer (KM) pipeline to supply 30 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) of gas to the Rashakai Special Economic Zone. “The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2021,” according to an official document available with APP.

Likewise, a 20 km gas pipeline is being laid to supply 40 MMCFD of gas to the Allama Iqbal Industrial City Special Economic Zone, which is expected to start in the first quarter of 2021-2022.

However, in order to supply 5 MMCFD of gas to Allama Iqbal Industrial City on a temporary basis, a 2 km main supply line had already been laid and put into service by extending the existing network of M-3 Industrial City.

Whereas a project is being launched to solve the acute problems of low gas pressure during the winter season in the Mardan and Peshawar regions, at an estimated cost of 2,296 million rupees for the expansion of the water system. Charsadda-Khazana-Tangi transmission pipeline.

SNGPL is convinced that a main transmission line of 22 km from Barki to Sunder and 10 km from Dial to G.

Route T is expected to be completed by December 2021.

On the SSGC network, a 3.5 km gas pipeline would be constructed at a cost of Rs 149.41 million to supply 13 MMCFD of gas to Bin Qasim Industrial Park in Karachi.

The company also obtained approval to lay an 8.7 km pipeline to supply 10 MMCFD gases to the Bostan Special Economic Zone, Balochistan, at an estimated cost of Rs 731,447.

In the current fiscal year, the two companies would collectively invest Rs 17,571 million in transport projects, Rs 91,812 million in distribution projects and Rs 3,156 million in other projects, raising the total investment of Rs 112,539 million.

During the first eight months of the previous fiscal year, the companies supplied the gas installation to around 70 villages and towns, laid a 143 km gas transmission network, 2,616 km distribution lines and 886 km service lines in their operational areas.

Pakistan has an extensive gas network of over 13,315 km of transmission, 149,715 km of distribution and 39,612 km of gas pipelines to meet the needs of more than 10.3 million consumers across the country.

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