Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Lahore—All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) Central Chairman, Ghayas Abdullah Piracha has said that Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) will be available at CNG stations for almost 18 to 20 days in a month. Talking to media here Saturday, he said that according to the schedule issued by the government, the LNG would be available at CNG stations till June 6 while the next schedule of LNG availability would be issued in next month.
To a question regarding closed CNG stations in the city, he said that stations’ owners have finalized all arrangements to ensure the supply of LNG to motorists but the stations’ reopening process was delayed as the government’s teams have not visited the stations yet to install gas meters. He said that reopening of CNG stations by the federal government would revive the waning CNG industry worth Rs 450 billion, which could also help stabilize the country’s economy.
Ghayas said that with the use of LNG by the CNG sector, about two
billion liters of petrol could be saved annually; adding that price of
LNG was fixed at Rs 57 per liter as it was still very much cheaper fuel
than petrol. He said that reopening would help thousands of people to get jobs
while millions would benefit from affordable transportation and it
would also improve environment and reduce inflation in the country.
The APCNGA leader thanked Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his special support enabling the CNG stations owners to reopen their stations after 7-month in Punjab. He hoped that all issues would be settle down with mutual cooperation.