FAISALABAD – Militants set off a car-bomb at a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Civil Lines area of Faisalabad on Tuesday killing 25 people, many of whom were lined up to fill up their cars, police said. The car-bomb set off gas cylinders, causing a big explosion that left a 7-foot deep and 15-foot wide crater in the ground and destroyed or severely damaged nearby buildings and reduced numerous vehicles to blackened shells. Around 40 kilogrammes of explosives were used in
KARACHI – National Forum for Environment and Health in collaboration with the Ministry Petroleum and CNG Associations of Pakistan is holding one-day 7th International CNG Conference and Exhibition on March 24 at local hotel. It is disclosed by NFEH President and Chairman Organising Committee Naeem Qureshi. He said that the objective of this event is to develop CNG industry, raise awareness about latest technology, issue, challenges and promotion of CNG as alternative green fuel. Naeem
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Monday notified new tariff for compressed natural gas (CNG) dividing the country in four regions and fixing the sale price of gas on the Gas Calorific Value (GCV) with effect from March 1. According to a notification, the authority has determined and notified the maximum sale price to be charged by a licensee CNG station from the consumers and slashed the price by Rs 1.88 per kilogramme for Karachi, Hyderabad and some
LAHORE – Lahoris had a bad vehicle day, as all CNG stations were closed due to the two-day weekly closure and petrol pumps stopped sales, as fuel prices are expected to increase by Rs 7 to 9 per litre from midnight, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Motorists criticised the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for not giving relief to CNG stations despite the fact that petrol pumps were also closed. Petrol pump owners want to mint money by selling the commodity at higher prices
ISLAMABAD – Federal Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Syed Naveed Qamar Wednesday said the CNG stations set up in residential areas were illegal, urging the respective district governments to take action against them. Responding to a supplementary question raised by Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan of MQM during the question hour, he asked Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to shift such stations outside the residential areas or cancel their licences.
The minister said the
KARACHI – The Sindh government is openly opposing the idea to ply 2,000 environment-friendly CNG buses in Karachi and leave other districts with a shabby transport system.
The Environment Ministry, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), had planned to bring in 2,000 environment-friendly CNG buses for the province; however, federal authorities are trying to use them only on Karachi’s major arteries, sources in the provincial government told
LAHORE – Gas load-shedding continued in the city on Saturday despite that Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has closed down many CNG stations in different parts of Punjab. Moreover, citizens should get ready to face long hours of load shedding today, as Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) will repair grid stations and there will be no electricity from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the city suburbs including WAPDA Town, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Sabzazar, Mughalpura, Tajpura,
Lahore – Lahore High Court Justice Azmat Saeed on Friday extended the stay order till February 15 against the demolition/sealing off of 18 petrol pumps and CNG stations located in the city, as LDA sought time to file a written reply. Pakistan State Oil and different companies have moved petitions against the cancellation of their lease agreement, sealing and demolition of the structures. They pleaded that they had established petrol pumps and CNG stations on the land owned by LDA.
LAHORE – There were long queues of vehicles outside the CNG stations and people have to wait hours for getting CNG on Wednesday. The domestic users also suffered badly, as SNGPL totally failed to provide relief to them.
The CNG stations opened after four days continuous closure and there was huge rush at every CNG stations. Many CNG stations could not start service, as the gas pressure was very low for these stations.
The gas pressure also went very low at the homes due to
LAHORE – As many as four people received minor injures as the CNG-gas cylinder exploded in the precincts of the Munawah police precincts here on Wednesday.
According to Edhi officials, four men including Abbas, Umar Hayyat and Shehzad while the fourth remained unidentified, sustained injuries when a CNG cylinder exploded with a bang. The CNG cylinder exploded when the cylinder being filled at local CNG gas station.
An Edhi ambulance reached at the spot instantly and
LAHORE – CNG stations in residential areas of the city are creating nuisance for the neighbouring houses, as long vehicle queues often block the houses’ entrances, Pakistan Today has learnt.
A number of CNG stations in the city are located in the residential areas. These localities include Garden Town, Iqbal Town, College Road, Peco Road and Johar Town. People said often they found it difficult to enter their houses at night, when CNG stations start filing vehicles.
LAHORE – The more you invest, better the business runs, but this notion proved wrong in the CNG sector, as CNG stations having small compressors are working perfectly in the city while stations having big compressors face difficulty in serving customers, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Industry stakeholders said that due to very low gas pressure, a majority of CNG stations have stopped sales but stations having small compressors were still doing business.
Some of the CNG
LAHORE: All CNG stations would remain closed from 8am to 8pm daily besides a two-day closure in a week, Pakistan Today has learnt. The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday threatened to go on an all-out strike if the new gas load shedding schedule was implemented. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) officials said that in order to facilitate domestic users, the company has decided to suspend gas supply to CNG stations on a daily basis from morning to evening. They
LAHORE – Gas pressure to CNG stations remained low on Saturday while many stations were closed owing to gas shortage causing a lot of inconvenience to people amid the All Pakistan CNG Association’s appeal to Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to consult all stakeholders for tackling the gas crisis.
All CNG stations at the Johar Town, College Road, Peco Road and the Allama Iqbal Town were either closed or could not sell CNG to people owing to gas shortage. Citizens complained
LAHORE: CNG could not be found in most areas of Lahore on Sunday, as CNG stations were closed owing to low gas pressures. A large number of motorists were seen roaming from one CNG station to another and the commodity was not even available in Johar Town, a known hub of CNG stations, Garden Town, Model Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Faisal Town, Muslim Town, Canal View, Gulberg, Shadman and Mughalpura.
Stations selling CNG had long car queues lined up, as commuters rushed to fill
LAHORE: Majority of the city’s fuel stations stopped selling petrol and diesel around noon on Tuesday in anticipation of a possible increase in prices of petroleum products, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Citizens’ problems magnified as CNG stations were also closed due to gas load shedding. Petrol pumps owners expected that Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) will increase the petrol price by Rs 2.5 per litre and diesel by Rs 3 per litre.
Thus, the fuel stations in Model
LAHORE: With commuting problems continuing on the second day of the government-announced CNG holiday on Wednesday, citizens received marginal relief from the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) who announced they will not observe a CNG strike today (Thursday).
Adding another day to the CNG closure schedule, the government had announced Wednesday as a day-off for CNG. Citizens using CNG for travel faced tremendous trouble as the second day of the closure passed by.