Gas supply to industries and power plants in Sindh will be stopped for 48 hours starting Saturday, as informed by the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

The reason for this interruption is the low gas pressure in the system. There’s been a drop in pressure in the gas lines, leading to reduced supply.

According to The News, the SSGC stated that due to insufficient gas supply, the available gas has decreased, causing low pressure in the system.

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As per the Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) guidelines for industrial customers approved by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and authorised by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet, all industries, including power generation units, will remain closed during this time:

Starting from 8 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2023, to 8 AM on Monday, August 28, 2023.

The gas will be supplied according to the established priority order. The company issued a stern warning that strict action would be taken if anyone was found violating these rules during the gas supply suspension.

The statement also mentioned that if any violations are noted during this gas holiday period, the company will take significant measures, which might even involve the suspension of gas supplies for a minimum of 7 days.

The company’s strict stance against any breaches during this gas supply suspension underscores the importance of adherence to these measures, with the possibility of severe consequences, including a minimum seven-day disconnection of gas supplies.