Two gas companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL), are planning to invest Rs7,161 million to expand their transmission network that will lay an additional 13,599 kilometers of gas pipelines during the fiscal year 2019-20.
The capacity of SNGPL and SSGCL would be enhanced by laying additional 12,100 km and 1,499 km pipelines in their respective areas by June 2020, an official at the Petroleum Division told official news agency of Pakistan.
Out of Rs7,161 million, Rs48,288 million on distribution projects and Rs18,556 million on other schemes bringing the total investment to around Rs74 billion. According to official sources, the companies are expecting to provide gas supply to approximately 430,695 new consumers during the fiscal year 2019-20.
Answering a question an official said that the companies had laid 69 km transmission, 3,232 km distribution and 1,366 km services lines and connected 165 villages and towns with their network during July 2018 to February 2019.
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