Pakistan to face serious gas crisis this winter

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Pakistan to face serious gas crisis this winter

The gas crisis may make life strenuous for Pakistanis especially those who find it more difficult to brave cold temperatures during the winter season as Sui Southern Gas Company has warned of gas shortage up ahead.

Commercial and residential users of gas usually get severely affected by the shortage during winters every year as it makes it difficult for them to cook food.

A spokesman for the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSG) said the gas crisis would be further complicated in the winter.

A spokesman for Sui Southern Gas Company said that all stakeholders, including K-Electric, have been notified about the issue.

He said that Sui Gas in Sindh would face a shortfall of 300 million cubic feet per day MMCFD.

A spokesman for Sui Southern said that there was a reduction in gas pressure from the gas field and the SSGC had a shortfall of 150 MMCFD. The shortfall has affected the condition of the linepack (volume of gas that can be “stored” in a gas pipeline.)

An SSG spokesman said the amount of gas from other gas fields was also declining. The Sinjhoro and Zarghun gas fields are closed due to annual maintenance.