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614 reinstated SNGPL employees still in the limbo

614 reinstated SNGPL employees still in the limbo

LAHORE – The 614 Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) employees reinstated by the federal government in January last year are still awaiting for their dues to be cleared by the company, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
The federal government reinstated Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) 650 employees and approved all dues of the employees.
The dues were to be paid in three equal instalments. However, out of three instalments, SNGPL has only paid one instalment to the employees

SNGPL IGNORANT OF GAS THEFT – Illegal gas supply to 40 houses in Zia Colony

LAHORE – As many as 40 houses in the Zia Colony, Township are involved in gas theft and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) management has turned a blind eye to the situation, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday. The colony’s survey by Pakistan Today reveals that an illegal meter is installed in the colony and the rest of the houses are getting gas from it. Sources said that SNGPL officials are accommodating those gas connections and, despite repeated complaints, are not disconnecting

SC wants SNGPL to give gas connections fairly

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that gas connections throughout the country be provided to the consumers according to the rules and constitutional provisions and not through discretionary powers. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a suo motu case against the supply of gas connections on political basis and discretionary powers, taken on the letter of one female

SNGPL seeks increase in Rs 28 per MMBTU

ISLAMABAD – The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is likely to take up the petition of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) to raise gas price in the first week of March. The SNGPL in its petition, while projecting a shortfall of Rs 17,029 million in the company’s revenues for the current financial year, has requested for an increase of Rs 28.03 per MMBTU in the average prescribe gas price with effect from July 1, 2011.
The company filed the petition before the OGRA

Villagers rough up SNGPL staff during anti-pilferage drive

LAHORE – A team of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited set up as UFG-C Special Task Force carried out a crackdown on illegal gas connections/bypasses approximately to 600 houses in village Bhagiana Kalan, Phool Nagar, District Kasur, the other day. Najeeb-ul-Hassan, General Manager (HSE/Special Task Force) was heading the drive.
The local police and electronic media had been informed about the raid. The campaign used special equipment for detecting underground bypasses. In the

SNGPL makes private contractor a scapegoat

LAHORE – Instead of finding actual culprits in meter theft case, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) has registered a case against a private contractor in Hanjarwal. Some of the company’s officials are aware of the importance of case but they are overlooking actual culprits, the sources in SNGPL told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
The meter went missing from SNGPL Gulberg office about three weeks back.
A private contractor Muhammad Amir is being held responsible for installing

SNGPL advises rational usage

LAHORE – Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited MD A Rashid Lone has said that due to increasing demand of gas by the domestic sector during winters, gas pressure may occasionally be relatively lower at times. Therefore, domestic gas consumers are requested not to use gas heaters, use geysers from 6 am to 10 am and cook only from 6:30 to 8:30 in the morning and to observe the same timings in the evening.
He added that, keeping in mind the safety of the consumers, it is requested

After SNGPL, PEPCO follows suit – More misery for citizens; no gas, now no electricity

LAHORE – Following in footsteps of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has blamed the foggy weather for the increase in load shedding. The city witnessed six to 10 hours of load shedding on Thursday while gas pressure remained very low in all areas of the provincial metropolis. Almost all areas are facing massive load shedding, adding to the miseries of the masses. Citizens complained that they bought electric heaters due to gas

LHC issues notice to SNGPL officials for issuing inflated bill

Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shahid Saeed on Monday issued notices to the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) managing director, general manager and director billing on a petition filed by a citizen who received a Rs 0.95 million gas bill for December.
Petitioner Muhammad Amjad submitted that he ran a drycleaner shop in Sherakot area and his average gas bill for the whole last year was Rs 50,000 but he received a Rs 37,000 gas bill for November, which he duly

SNGPL to increase gas load-shedding for Punjab industries

LAHORE – The crippling industry has been hit by another shock as Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has decided to increase gas curtailment hours for Punjab industries during January.
The SNGPL was supplying three and half days in a week gas to the industrial sector. This has now been increased to four days; sources said adding that load-shedding would be done on rotational basis.
This decision was associated with the cold temperature and rising demand of gas for

SNGPL violates rules, appoints third party for collecting dues

LAHORE – The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has violated rules by hiring a third-party for collecting unpaid dues while the private company has no authority of collecting money from customers and threatening people by using various tactics, sources told Pakistan Today on Saturday.
According to sources, one year ago, the SNGPL hired a private company, KAP Associates, for collecting unpaid dues. The company has no authority of collecting money from SNGPL customers and

SNGPL officials flouting ban on new connections

LAHORE: Despite the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited’s (SNGPL) ban on installation of new gas metres for tackling gas load shedding, the activity was continuing unchecked with SNGPL officials’ secret help, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Analysing the ever-increasing gas shortfall, the company had banned allocation of new gas connections including domestic, commercial, industrial and CNG stations and inspiring customers were informed that new connections could only be attained

SNGPL pledges to strike balance in gas supply

LAHORE: The onset of winter has resulted in a sharp spike in the domestic sector’s consumption of gas. The domestic sector’s gas consumption is estimated to have more than doubled, in marked contrast to consumption in summer, resulting in a widening gap between demand and supply.
According to Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) press release, the distribution system has to be maintained at a certain level for smooth operations of compressor units and to ensure stable gas

Traders walk out of dialogue with SNGPL authorities

FAISALABAD: Dialogues between SNGPL authorities and industrialists were aborted after the company turned down the traders’ demand to revise the weekly gas load shedding schedule from existing three days to two.
As the SNGPL issued the unchanged three days gas-holiday schedule on Saturday, the industrial sector representatives walked out of dialogues and announced to boycott the negotiations. The new schedule entails Thursday, Friday and Saturday as the load shedding days.

SNGPL announces load management schedule

LAHORE: Due to the onset of winter, gas consumption by the domestic sector has raised manifold and resulted in an ever widening gap between demand and supply. In order to ensure continuous gas supply to domestic consumers, SNGPL has undertaken the implementation of load management in industrial sector where contractually, SNGPL is obliged to restrict supply from 1st December to 28th February.
Despite the aforementioned conditions, SNGPL claims that it is accommodating the

SNGPL collector claims company owes it a fortune

LAHORE: A private company that was tasked with recovering bad debts of SNGPL is now after SNGPL to get recovered its money from it, Pakistan Today has learnt on Saturday.
Documents available with Pakistan Today revealed that three years ago Sui Northern Gas Pipeline (SNGPL) has commissioned a private firm namely KAP Associates for recovering bad debts worth Rs 234 million from different industrial units and individuals.
The company was given eight cities for recovering the

SNGPL announces gas load-shedding schedule

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has announced that Zamzama gas field is scheduled to begin annual maintenance from October 26 for the duration of nine days; gas supply in its system is expected to fall by 170 MMCFD.
In a press statement, SNGPL announced that it would suspend gas supply to three fertiliser plants, Pak Arab Fertlizer, Dawood Hercules and Pak American Fertiliser, during this period.
According to the latest load management schedule for