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CNG to be phased out due to gas shortage: Dr Asim

Adviser to Petroleum Ministry Dr Asim Hussain- File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Petroleum Ministry Asim Hussain said that Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) would be categorically phased out due to shortage of gas supply in the country, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives, the petroleum ministry adviser said that phasing out of the CNG in the country was linked to the shortage of natural gas.

The compressed gas is also being used by well-off people who own luxury cars. Adding that, the CNG could be given to public transport but not to the owners of luxury vehicles.

He said that decision to increase the gas load-shedding during the winters was dependent on the supply of the gas.

He said that household consumers will face less load-shedding as compared to the previous year.

The information adviser said that three billion cubic feet of gas would be bought from the American companies. Adding that, negotiations over the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) were being done by US based companies.

He said that LNG was important means of fuel to control the gas shortage in the country.

Hussain said that the summary of one billion cubic feet of gas import would be sent to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) by Tuesday.

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Concerned Employee of an American Company
Oct 01, 2012 05:10pm
Is there any concept of "Strategic Planning" in Pakistan? The country is one of the top three consumers in the world of CNG in vehicles. Billions of dollars have been spent on assets, including filling stations and conversion kits. Now based on this advisors (who is in no way related to oil & gas industry), the whole CNG industry is going to suffer. Why did they start the CNG revolution in the first place, when they didnt have the capacity to produce enough gas? Now instead of importing gas (which is at an all time low prices), he plans to curb supply to innocent consumers. What a country !!!
Oct 01, 2012 06:39pm
Everybody in Karachi is generating electricity using gas powered generator.We are running our airconditioners, cars, rickshaws, buses everything using gas now.Karachi have plenty and plenty of gas supply.
Mohsin Abbas
Oct 01, 2012 03:26pm
Suzuki Mehran a luxury vehicle, Dr. Asim?
Ali Azeem
Oct 01, 2012 05:29pm
What wast the government thinking when they were erecting CNG stations at every nook and corner of the country? Can't they plan? The fertilizer industry has been shut down due to shortage of gas. No consumer saved whole tonnes of money by installing CNG kits on their vehicles!
Oct 01, 2012 09:30pm
no Electricity, no Gas, no Water, no U tube,no safety, no Law, ......PPP.....ZINDABAD
Mudassir Hussain
Oct 02, 2012 04:51am
This is still not the end. There are still more fruits of democracy, which people are supposed to enjoy.
Oct 02, 2012 04:49am
CNG should be used only for household not for commercial vehicals
Oct 01, 2012 02:57pm
What I fail to understand is that WHY has this incompetent government not made any progress to fully implement the IP gas pipeline project? And why hasn't has progress made in importing gas via the TAPI project? These two pipelines along with LNG import taken head-on together can supply enough gas to meet our industrial and household natural gas consumption.
Rizwan Yahya
Oct 02, 2012 07:01am
its not just about end of CNG, but a commission involved in buying LNG!