PM Imran Khan takes notice of gas load-shedding across the country

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ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khan on Monday took notice of gas load-shedding across the country and summoned a meeting on the prevailing energy crisis in the country, Khyber News reported.

During the meeting, the federal ministers, special assistants and advisers, and concerned secretaries will brief the PM on the measures taken by the authorities to overcome the gas shortage. Earlier this month, top officials from the Petroleum Division told the media that a surge in gas shortfall was witnessed because an LNG cargo from Nigeria had been delayed by four days.

There are other reports that the gas crisis would worsen in January 2021 and Sui Northern will be left with no option but to close down RLNG supply to the power sector. In January, the system of Sui Northern will face gas crisis of 500 mmcfd.

After placing a cut of RLNG to the power sector, the authorities will be able to divert 250 mmcfd to domestic sector, but it will continue to face gas deficit of 250 mmcfd. The government may also go for RLNG supply cuts to the export industry once a week in January, 2021.

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