No gas transmission line laid down in Balochistan in FY18-19

In Balochistan, only 9653 or only 9.5% of the consumers were added to the network, while in Sindh, 96401 consumers were added to the system.

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Jacobabad, Sindh (SSGCL)

Despite being the second-largest gas-producing province in the country, Balochistan was once again neglected as not a single inch of the gas transmission line was laid down in the region during 2018-19.

During the  FY 2018-19, an addition of 24km in the transmission network was undertaken by the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd. (SSGCL) in the province of Sindh. However, no new transmission line was added in the region of Balochistan, according to the annual Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) report 2018-19, released two days ago.

In 2017-18, during the PML-N government, SSGC had added 23km transmission lines in Balochistan and 34 km in Sindh. Similarly, in 2018-19 SSGC had undertaken the addition of 660km in the distribution network and added only 57km distribution network in Balochistan, while in Sindh, 503km distribution network was added.

In Balochistan, only 9,653 or only 9.5% of the consumers were added to the network, while in Sindh, 96,401 consumers were added to the system. Regarding the addition in the Transmission & Distribution Network of SNGPL, the report said that in the FY 2018-19, an addition of 81km was made by the SNGPL in its transmission network in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while in Punjab there was no addition.

The Company added a total of 7,781km in its distribution network in Punjab and KPK. In Punjab, 6,211km distribution lines were added while in KPK, only 1570km lines were laid down.

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