Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited Yet to Receive the Committed Gas Supply of 180MMCFD Despite Payment of Rs. 2 Billion to Sui Southern Gas Company
Karachi: Reference to the Governor House agreement penned on the 26th of November, SSGC was to ensure the immediate supply of 180mmcfd of gas to KESC, following which KESC was to end the load shed regime in the industrial zones in the city; a situation that came into being due to the massive decline in the gas supply to KESC’s power plants.
However, honouring its end of the commitment, the power utility – KESC, has paid SSGC Rs. 1 Billion on the 29th of November and another Rs. 1 Billion on the 30th of November, totalling a payment of Rs. 2 Billion as per the agreement. Ironically, the upkeep of the promise from SSGC’s end has yet to be witnessed, and despite the provision of only 150mmcfd of gas, KESC has reduced the load shedding in the industrial zones by 8 hours, and since Wednesday evening, the industrial zones of the city will only be shed upto 4 hours a day.
KESC reiterated, that as soon as the supply of gas increases to 180mmcfd as per the agreement in the Governor House signed on the 26th of November, the load shedding in the industrial zones will be over and it will also mark an end to the power crisis in the city, brought about by the forced and unexpected curtailment in the gas supply to KESC.
For more information, contact:
Assistant Manager, Media and PR
Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11, Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 7163
Cell: +92346 822 3641