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Karachi’s fuel woes worsen as SSGC experiences technical fault in fuel area

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  • Technical fault at SSGC’s fuel area compounds Karachi’s miseries
  • SSGC says low stress has made it immensely tough to satisfy the excessive demand of the economic and home sectors
  • It takes two hours to boil water, says Karachi tea store proprietor

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Fuel Firm (SSGC) has introduced decreased provide of fuel from its Naimat basal area, worsening the distress of Karachi residents who’re already going through sporadic outages and low fuel stress since winter began.

SSGC stated provide of their system has noticed a discount. “There is a technical fault at the Naimat Basal Gas Field,” the corporate stated in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Karachi will witness a shortfall of 100 million cubic ft per day (mmcfd) due to the fault. 

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SSGC says low stress has made it immensely tough to satisfy the excessive demand of the economic and home sectors.

The assertion stated SSGC’s line pack has been affected resulting from low stress in Karachi, including that the far-flung areas of the town or these on the finish of the corporate’s community will face probably the most drawback in fuel provide.

“Efforts are being made to meet the demand of the commercial and domestic users, according to the government’s gas load management policy,” learn the assertion. “We are trying our best to meet the demand of the commercial and domestic sectors through our gas load management policy.”

Karachi residents undergo with out fuel

The scarcity in fuel provide has affected Saddar, Lyari, Keamari, Traces Space, DHA, Clifton, PECHS and PIB Colony probably the most.

Areas of Malir, Surjani City, Korangi, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Safoora Chowrangi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Jafar-e-Tayyar Society, Saudabad, Khokhrapar, Kharadar and Martin Quarters are additionally badly affected.

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“The situation in our area was already very bad,” stated Salman from Nazimabad, including that now that the fuel firm has formally introduced a discount in fuel provide, they worry the worst. “For the past few days we’ve been relying on takeaway because we don’t have proper gas supply.”

District South residents, particularly these in Saddar City and DHA, have been going through the worst state of affairs. A tea store proprietor within the Saddar market stated he needed to get fuel cylinders to proceed making tea for his prospects.

“We have a commercial gas meter, but now we have to buy gas cylinders,” he lamented. He identified that because the fuel stress is low, it takes a minimum of two hours to boil water.

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