Sngpl and ssgcl: Gas companies issue new connections  

ISLAMABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) will issue 412,058 new gas connections and spend around Rs71 billion to execute different development projects across the country during the current fiscal year, said a senior official in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources. He revealed that gas companies had planned to invest Rs13,896 million on transmission, Rs32,739 million on distribution and Rs24,408 million on other projects, bringing the total investment to Rs71,043 million next year. Commenting on the companies’ last-year’s performance, the official said that SNGPL and SSGCL had laid 116 kilometre gas transmission network, 1,848 kilometre distribution, 679 kilometre service lines and connected 203 villages and towns to gas network. During the period, he said the utility companies had invested a total of about Rs31,919 million.

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