After a significant decrease of cold weather conditions, the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations operating in Islamabad and Punjab began to receive uninterrupted supplies from Sunday night.
“All CNG stations will remain open continuously in Punjab including Islamabad from tonight 24/7,” All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) Central Chairman Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha told APP.
He said CNG stations were almost stopped by the gas ban. The Chairman, talking with APP, expressed confidence, that commodity prices would decrease in the amount of Rs 10-12 per kilogram after the arrival of private sector players importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). “The main reason for these efforts is that the supply of sufficient gas is due mainly to a decrease of cold.”
“The association expects the arrival of private LNG cargoes in next few weeks as the government wants to shrink its footprint in the energy sector, which will help create an atmosphere of competition, stabilize the commodity supply to all sectors at competitive rates.”
The association saw Rs 10-12 cut per KG in the CNG price with active private sector involvement in the importation of LNGs, adding that this is in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dream that various commodities will be reduced.
With the private sector LNG import, the chairman said the gap between demand and supply of gas would come to an end and the CNG stations start working round the clock. “The association has been advocating for the involvement of private sector in import of LNG for the last two years, and now it is going to happen soon.”