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Govt moves to energize CNG industry lauded

Rawalpindi, August 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday lauded the initiatives of the government to revive the struggling Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) industry worth Rs 450 billion.

The CNG industry has been facing troubles since years owing to reduced supply of natural gas and other issues creating problems for consumers and putting investments at stake but now situation is taking a positive turn, said Central Chairman of APCNGA Pervaiz Khan Khattak.

In a statement issued here today he said that now the CNG outlets in Punjab would provide fuel for 48 hours a week on Monday and Thursday for 24 hours a day while earlier CNG stations were allowed to sell fuel for 18 hours only.

He said that government should permit sale of CNG for another 24 hours a week to keep industry afloat and reduce the miseries of masses dependent on clean fuel.

Moreover, Pervaiz Khattak said that the issue of low pressure must be resolved on priority which will have a positive impact on oil import bill, environment and fares.

The leader of the CNG sector said that the government is to allow the CNG sector to import LNG from Qatar soon which would be sold as CNG in the province of Punjab.

This move will transform CNG sector to become largest CNG importer ensuring availability to the affordable clean fuel in the CNG outlets for seven days a week, said Khattak.

The government would be able to save natural gas which would be diverted to the power sector reducing energy crisis which will be a win win situation for all the stakeholders, he added.

Pervaiz Khattak said that the government has decided to deregulate the LNG price which will expedite whole process and make things easier for investors.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Said Pur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 0092 51 4429441-4317174
Fax: 0092 51 4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

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Compressed Natural Gas stations to remain open in Punjab for five days

Rawalpindi, July 25, 2014 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Friday said Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) would be available across the stretch of Punjab for twenty fours a day for five days during Eid Holidays.

Government has already issued notification for uninterrupted supply of natural gas to all CNG filling stations in Punjab from Monday 28 July to Saturday, said Central Chairman of APCNGA Pervaiz Khan Khattak. He welcomed the decision saying that it will help masses get affordable transportation facility while the CNG stations facing losses will get some help in recovery.

Pervaiz Khattak said that weather is normalising and rains has reduced electricity demand therefore gas allocated for the CNG sector should be given to the same sector. He hoped that government will reconsider existing load management schedule after Eid to benefit masses and CNG operators.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Said Pur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: +92-51-4429441, +92-51-4317174
Fax: +92-51-4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

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All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association expresses reservation over Sales Tax Ordinance

Rawalpindi, April 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Thursday expressed reservations over recently promulgated Sales Tax Amendment Ordinance, 2014 terming it detrimental to the CNG sector.

The association has informed FBR about reservations and sought immediate remedy, said a press release issued here today.

According to the details, a delegation of APCNGA headed by its Central Chairman Pervaiz Khan Khattak visited FBR and had a detailed meeting with Member Inland Revenue Shahid Hassan Asad and Chief Sales Tax Ashfaq Ahmed. The delegation included APCNGA’s SVC Brig. (retd) Iftikhar, Awais Khawaja, Babar Qazi and others.

The CNG owners told the tax officials that the Ordinance is confusing while some clauses are conflicting. Moreover, the CNG operators have been denied to claim refund of Sales Tax in inputs which will compromise their interests.

Member Inland Revenue told the delegation that government will never discriminate against any sector and will not put additional burden on the CNG industry. He asked the APCNGA’s officials to forward implementable proposals so that the same could be considered sympathetically and issue be resolved at the earliest.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Saidpur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 0092 51 4429441-4317174
Fax: 0092 51 4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association demands restoration of gas supply to stations across Punjab

Rawalpindi, February 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Thursday demanded restoration of gas supply to CNG stations across Punjab facing disconnection since eighty one days. Govt should fulfil promise to resume supply to the CNG stations of Punjab as weather has normalised, said Chairman of the Supreme Council APCNGA Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha.

In a statement issued here today, he said that all the CNG stations must be reopened to provide employment to unemployed workers, relief to the masses and cut increasing oil import bill and reduce pressure on forex reserves.

Government should immediately revisit load shedding schedule to provide relief to masses who have been braving unprecedented gas load shedding in Punjab since three months, he said. Government must take steps to rescue the CNG sector and ensure smooth sailing in the province of Punjab, said Paracha.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Said Pur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 0092 51 4429441-4317174
Fax: 0092 51 4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

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High Court decision proves All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association’s stance was correct: Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha

Rawalpindi, February 06, 2014 (PPI-OT): The decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to keep all the CNG stations open for three days a week in twin cities has proved that stance of the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) was correct and justified.

Landmark decision on a case filed last year will help many to get jobs, improve transportation and budget of middle-class while helping hundreds to CNG operators avoid bankruptcy, said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA.

He said that the IHC has declared gas provision priority list amended by the former government illegal and that SNGPL has no right to take decision about CNG outlets therefore all the CNG stations across Pakistan must be reopened immediately.

In a statement issued here today, he said that those elements in the former regime who changed the gas priority list unlawfully to help few influential should be brought to book as their steps aimed at personal welfare made live of millions a living hell.

Ghiyas Paracha said that the ECC of the former administration changed the gas priority list which resulted in losses of tens of billions to the government under the heads of gas wastage, tax collection and petrol import bill pushing millions to use costly fuel misbalancing household budgets.

The leader of the CNG sector said that government has inked contracts of 12 month supply of natural gas to CNG sector and domestic consumers as they don’t have any alterative while other sectors having substitutes are bound in 9-month contracts.

But, he said, those having alternatives continue to get uninterrupted supply which CNG sector is subjected to discrimination since the former government came to power which is amazing.

Decisions regarding CNG sector are blatant violation of clause 35 of the agreement between Ogra and gas utilities which clearly states domestic consumers and CNG sector have a priority over all others, he informed. Paracha said that tariff of CNG sector stands at Rs 656 per mmbtu while others are paying Rs 486.

Likewise CNG sector pays Rs 263 as GIDC per mmbtu while other sectors pay Rs 50. Preferring low revenue generating sectors over CNG has resulted in colossal losses to gas distribution companies, he informed. He said that APCNGA is working with the government to find long-term solutions to the gas and CNG crisis.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Said Pur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 0092 51 4429441-4317174
Fax: 0092 51 4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

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Private gas companies have been involved in power politics, manipulation, manoeuvring which has taken masses and economy as hostage: Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha

Karachi, January 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said around a dozen private local and foreign gas companies, incompetent bureaucracy and illegal supply of gas on massive scale to influential are reasons behind unending gas crisis in Pakistan.

It asked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take note of the deteriorating situation to take corrective measures so that domestic, industrial and CNG sectors could get a sigh of relief.

In a statement issued here today, Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA, said that private gas companies have long been involved in power politics, manipulation and manoeuvring which has taken masses and economy as hostage.

He said that if a gas company get a contract, others would stop the execution through bureaucratic intrigues, collusion with certain NGOs or invoke the courts. Similarly, the company facing conspiracy would do its best to settle score with opponents.

On the other hand, he said, some bureaucrats find lucrative opportunity in such scrambles which has become order of the day.

These private gas enterprises with widespread failures are known for deceit, over commitment despite incapability, and painting rosy pictures of the situation with zero output in the end, said Ghiyas Paracha.

The leader of the CNG sector maintained that some companies that consider improved supply on natural gas as death of their business interests have been blocking exploration and other related activities since years with the help of their strong lobby.

Paracha said that gas crisis would cross all proportions if authorities continued to serve the illegitimate interests of gas firms, illegal gas supply continued to influential despite court orders, exploration activities were kept intentionally sluggish and decision to import gas was calculatingly delayed.

He said that incumbent government has been serving since eight months but it has not taken any strict action to streamline things which has made life of masses, industrialists and CNG operators miserable.

“APCNGA is ready to meet Prime Minister or Petroleum Minister to apprise them of situation and recommend implementable solutions,” offered Paracha.

For more information, contact:
All Pakistan CNG Association
1056-D, First Floor, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk,
Said Pur Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 0092 51 4429441-4317174
Fax: 0092 51 4429461
Web: www.apcnga.org
E-Mail: info@apcnga.org

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