Gas Companies Connect 165 Villages With Transmission Network

Gas companies connect 165 villages with transmission network

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) have laid 69 kilometer (KM) transmission, 3,232 KM distribution and 1,366 KM services lines and connected 165 villages and towns with their network during July 2018 to February 2019

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jun, 2019 ) :Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) have laid 69 kilometer (KM) transmission, 3,232 KM distribution and 1,366 KM services lines and connected 165 villages and towns with their network during July 2018 to February 2019.

According to Pakistan Economic Survey 2018-19, the two utility companies provided 428,305 additional gas connections including 425,404 domestic, 2,770 commercial and 131 Industrial were across the country.

The companies are expecting that they would provide gas supply to approximately 430,695 new consumers during the fiscal year 2019-20.

Besides, they have planned to invest Rs 7,161 million on transmission projects, Rs 48,288 million on distribution projects and Rs 18,556 million on other projects bringing the total investment around Rs 74 billion during the next fiscal year.

Pakistan has an extensive gas network of over 12,971 KM transmission 139,827 KM distribution and 37,058 services gas pipelines to cater the requirement of more than 9.6 million consumers across the country.

For viable growth of this sector, the government has approved provision of Regassified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) to this sector with fiscal incentives of gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) at the rate of zero and Sales Tax at the rate of five percent.

The government is pursuing a strategy for enhancing indigenous gas production as well as ensuring smooth supply of gas import to meet increasing demand of energy in the country.

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