The gas transmission network is strengthened with 18,731 km of additional pipelines

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – October 24, 2021): The two state-owned companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) would lay approximately 18,731 kilometers (km) of pipelines in their areas respective companies to strengthen their transport and distribution networks during the current financial year.

Last year, the companies laid about 3,540 km of pipelines against the target of 7,497 km, according to an official document available from APP.

In addition, SNGPL and SSGC are working on at least seven major projects to strengthen their gas transmission and distribution systems.

SNGPL is constructing a 12 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, 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 confident that a 22 km main transmission line from Barki to Sunder and 10 km from Dial to GT Road should 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 for laying an 8.7 km gas pipeline to supply 10 MMCFD gases to the Bostan Special Economic Zone in 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.

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

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