Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) will provide over one million new gas connections in their respective areas during the fiscal year 2018-19.
According to official sources, both the companies have planned to add 1,121,295 new connections and lay 12,898 km of transmission and distribution pipelines in their respective networks.
“The companies have so far gasified around 231 villages and towns in their respective areas during the current fiscal year” an official was quoted saying.
During the period, the two utility companies have laid approximately 328-kilometer gas transmission network, 8,861 km distribution and 1,216 km service lines for gasification of the villages.
As per sources, the companies have invested Rs 1,351 million on transmission projects, Rs 10,202 million on distribution projects and Rs 11,198 million on other projects bringing total investment to about Rs 22,751 million.
Besides, the companies provided 428,282 additional gas connections including 426,721 domestic, 1,519 commercial and 42 Industrial in their respective areas across the country.
Pakistan has an extensive gas network of over 12,829 km transmission, 132,065 km distribution and 34,631 services gas pipelines to cater to the requirements of more than 8.9 million consumers across the country.