To address the anticipated severe gas issue in the coming winter season, the current administration is planning to halt the provision of indigenous gas to various enterprises such as hotels, retail malls, bakeries, and places of entertainment such as cinemas, theatres, and clubs.
According to information, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has been advising its business customers that due to the severity of the gas shortage, gas supply will not be feasible in the approaching winter season. As a result, gas supplies is likely to be cut off on November 1, 2022.
However, in order to assure the continuation of gas supply to commercial customers on the Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) price, SNGPL has been giving RLNG supply to commercial customers that sign an RLNG supply contract before October 31, 2022.
It is worth noting that the tariff for indigenous gas for commercial consumers is currently Rs1,283 per Million British Thermal Unit (MMBTU), whereas the tariff for imported gas (RLNG) for commercial consumers is Rs3250 MMBTU, which is likely to rise in the future due to the weakening of the Pakistani rupee against the US dollar.
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