ISLAMABAD: The two state companies, SNGPL and SSGCL, are working on a plan to expand their network by laying 12,898 kilometre transmission and distribution pipelines, besides giving 1,121,295 gas connections to new domestic, commercial and industrial consumers during the current fiscal year.
“Under the Annual Plan 2018-19, the SNGPL and SSGCL will lay 11,420 km and 1,478 km transmission and distribution pipelines respectively,” according to the official data.
Official sources told APP that Pakistan had an extensive gas network of over 12,829 km transmission,132,065 km distribution and 34,631 service gas pipelines to cater the requirements of more than 8.9 million consumers.
During the last fiscal year, they said the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) added 650,339 new connections and 14,168 km transmission and distribution pipelines in their network.
Answering a question, the sources said overall the country produced 4,170 mmcfd of gas against the demand of 5,495 mmcfd.