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SNGPL to clear backlog of 1m gas connection applications

SNGPL to clear backlog of 1m gas connection applications

ISLAMABAD: Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SNGPL) is confident to clear backlog of gas connection applications during the current fiscal year, official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said.

“The SNGPL issued 1.5 million new connections since the incumbent government came into power in 2013, and hopefully the figure would reach 2.5 million till completion of its tenure,” they told APP. They said National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources had also recently recommended that the SNGPL would give two million gas connections during the current fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19. They said gas supply to consumers had witnessed great improvement after the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), discovery of 101 oil and gas reserves during the last four years.

“During tenure of the current government, 466 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) additional gas from new discoveries and 478 mmcfd gas from existing fields, while 11,149 barrels per day (bpd) oil from new finds and 21,194 bpd from existing wells have so far been added in the system,” they said.