ISLAMABAD: Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) is currently in the process of floating tenders to set up 10 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) air-mix plants in selected areas of Balochistan to facilitate consumers where natural gas supply does not exist.
“As per the instructions of SSGC Board, the process of setting up the first lot of ten LPG air-mix plant is in progress, Currently, the tendering process through open competitive bidding for the plants is in progress,” an official source privy to the Petroleum sector developments told media.
In first phase, he said, as many as ten sites in different localities of the province including in Uthal, Kharan, Khuzdar, Washuk, Killi Khanozai, Loralai, Killa Saifullah, Zhob, Kech (Turbat) and Muslim Bagh had been identified at the state land and handed over to the company for the purpose.
While in second and third phase, the company would install 23 more plants in selected areas after seeing its financial position and analyzing actual data and results of the ten LPG units, he added.
Answering a question, the official said, the SSGC had got five licenses from Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority to construct the LPG plants in Uthal, Kharan, Khuzdar, Muslim Bagh and Turbat, while it was actively pursuing for issuance of construction licenses for the remaining locations.
The plants are aimed at providing gas facility to the population in the areas where facility of natural gas is not available and discouraging deforestation. At the units, the LPG will be mixed with air to produce synthetic gas for onward supply to the consumers through distribution network like natural gas.