Engineering Post Report
One of the two main national gas entities, Sui Northern Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) could add only 4460 new domestic consumers during the last financial year 2022-23 against a huge target of 400000 consumers only due to the moratorium on new domestic gas connection which was still in force.
SNGPL added 1492 and 30 new commercial and industrial consumers against the target of 2800 and 250 connections respectively.
Moreover, SNGPL added 838 KM of transmission and distribution pipelines against a target of 8158 KM.
Meanwhile another gas entity, Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limited (SSGCL) added new consumers including domestic, commercial and industrial consumers against the target of 134276 connections.. SSGCL added 768 KM of transmission and distribution pipelines against a target of 1600 KM during the period under report..
During the last financial year total five Energy (Fuel) Sector projects were implemented by the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) and Sui Companies under Petroleum Division. Of these five projects, two HDIP projects and three were gas supply schemes to the Special Economic Zones by SNGPL and SSGCL which have since been completed.
Expansion and Up gradation of Pakistan Petroleum Core house (PECORE) for its sustainable operations to facilitate Oil and Gas exploration Research in Pakistan. The project envisages expansion of Pakistan Petroleum Core house through construction of new storage capacity , up gradation of allied laboratory facilities for analytical services and value addition of well samples. The recruitment of the project staff has since been completed. The Core house construction work and procurement of allied laboratory was in the final stage of progress.
Strengthening, Up gradation and ISO Certification of Karachi Laboratory Complex at HDIP Operation Office Karachi was in progress. The project included scope of up gradation of existing facilities through procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. Most of the procurement has since been completed and the project was expected to be completed by June 2024.