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Gas Production In Pakistan Decreased By 6%

Gas Production In Pakistan:

The production of indigenous gas in Pakistan has decreased by more than 6% FY 2020-21 to 2,006 MMCFD from 2,138 MMCFD in 2019-20.

The consumption has climbed by more than 5% to 3,884 MMCFD from 3,683 MMCFD over the same time.

Despite the decrease in domestic gas production, gas utility companies in Pakistan extended their transmission and distribution networks to meet the needs of their new customers.

During fiscal 2020-21, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) expanded their transmission networks by 37 km and 17 km, respectively.

Similarly, according to OGRA’s State of the Regulated Petroleum Industry report 2020-21, SNGPL expanded its distribution network by 7,141 km and SSGCL by 929 km over the same time.

The country boasts a massive network of 13,768 km of transmission and 191,478 km of distribution gas pipes that supply natural gas to the residential, industrial, commercial, and transportation sectors.

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During FY 2020-21, SNGPL connected 371,618 new customers, bringing the total number of customers on its network to 7.41 million. SSGCL, on the other hand, has gained 95,436 new connections, bringing the total number of users on its network to 3.21 million.

By the conclusion of the fiscal year 2020-21, the country had 10.62 million natural gas customers.

Natural gas supply for the year was 4,172 MMCFD, up from 4,050 MMCFD the previous year.

Out of total gas supplies, 1,153 MMCFD was delivered directly to customers from gas fields/producers, compared to 1,057 MMCFD previous year, with the remainder supplied through gas utility companies.

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