Kandanwari Gas Field Annual-Turn-Around – CNG stations to observe 2-day closure

Karachi: In a meeting called by the SSGC management with the leading CNG associations of Pakistan on July 6, 2011, it has been agreed that due to the Annual-Turn-Around (ATA) of OMV Pakistan-operated Kandanwari Gas Field, CNG stations will be closed from 9.00 am on Monday July 11, 2011 till midnight of Tuesday July 12, 2011.

SSGC was represented at the meeting, held at its Head office, by SSGC’s Zuhair Siddiqui, DMD (Corporate Services), Salim A. Mughal, SGM (Distribution-South) and Shoaib Warsi, SGM (Distribution-North). Head of leading CNG Associations of the country including Abdul Sami Khan, Chairman, CNG Dealers Association, Junaid Esmail Makda, Central Chairman, All-Pakistan CNG Association and Malik Khuda Buksh, Chairman of CNG Station Owners Association participated in the meeting called by SSGC to take the stakeholders into confidence over the 2-day closure.

Kandanwari Field, which supplies 200 mmcfd of natural gas to SSGC, will be undergoing annual operational maintenance from 8th to 23rd July, 2011, directly reducing the Company’s capacity to serve its customers in meeting their normal gas requirements. In view of this extraordinary situation, SSGC has taken several steps to maintain normal supplies to its customers including requesting the CNG stations to observe closure for 2 days. In addition, SSGC has also requested the industrial sector to use the natural gas with purpose by voluntarily curtailing their gas consumption by 10% during the above mentioned period.

SSGC’s hallmark has always been to provide uninterrupted gas supply to all its customers. However being a transmission and distribution Company, the utility is totally dependent on the quantities of gas it receives from various gas fields.

The Company regrets the inconvenience which will be caused to its customers during this ATA but would like to assure its valued customers of its untiring efforts in providing them best of services at all times.

For more information, contact:
Inayatullah Ismail
Deputy Chief Manager
Corporate Communication Department (Media Relations)
Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC)
Tel: +9221 9902 1773
Cell: +92322 222 5159
Fax: +9221 9923 1662
Email: inayatullah@ssgc.com.pk