All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association says weather intensity has reduced therefore filling stations should be reopened

Islamabad, January 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Friday said weather intensity has been reduced therefore all the CNG filling stations across the country should be reopened.

The extreme weather which had heated up demand for natural gas has normalised which call for immediate revisit of the CNG schedule, it said.

The closure of CNG outlets has taken toll on masses, transport sector and economy which must be realised at earliest, said Abid Hayat, Central Chairman APCNGA.

In a statement issued here today he said that the CNG crisis has shut transport sector, left millions jobless while additional imports of petrol is putting additional strain on forex reserves which are already below the satisfactory level.

The CNG closure has also stoked inflation, eroded currency and disturbed budget of middleclass while the man on the street has been hard hit, he added.

Abid Hayat said that Adviser to the PM on Petroleum Dr. Asim had promised to reopen all CNG stations on Jan 21st according to the former timetable which must be implemented.

He said that all the CNG outlets which have been closed by gas utility companies should also be reopened.

Mr. Hayat said that uninterrupted supply of gas to CNG filling stations will relieve masses, transport sector and the owners of the outlets facing acute uncertainty and that we will be highly thankful to Dr. Asim.

He said that energy shortages in the country call for expediting exploration of hydrocarbons and providing incentives as well as security to the 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

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