LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has demanded the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) shift back industrial connections from temporary RLNG to the old Sui gas.
In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that a large number of the members have approached to the LCCI and complaint that their industrial gas connections were shifted to the RLNG for a specific time due to gas shortage with the assurance that they would be shifted back to Sui gas after March 15, 2017. Unfortunately, even after lapse of the said date, the industrial connections have not been restored to the old Sui gas tariff which is causing great cost problems for the industrialists.
The LCCI office-bearers said that Pakistani merchandise are already facing tough challenge in the international market because of high input cost and they are in a dire need of helping hand from the departments like SNGPL. They said that RLNG is costly as compared to natural gas and industries cannot afford to continue with costly fuel.
They urged the SNGPL authorities to re-shift the industrial gas connections from RLNG to the old Sui Gas tariff connections.
Moreover, they said, Sui Northern Gas has also started advance adhoc billing which must be discontinued for the well being of the industry.