Karachi: Gas and electricity crisis may worsen during the upcoming winter season in Karachi and other parts of the Sindh province due to acute shortage of gas.
Sources said that in the upcoming winter, the province’s natural gas load reduction will surge and may face a shortage of 300mmcfd.
“Even K-Electric could face a shortage in the gas supply during the winter season,” the sources said adding that the sole power company in Karachi would need to repair its generation plants using furnace oil ahead of the winter season to avoid any shortfall in electricity production.
It is worth mentioning that on September 18, K Electric wrote a letter to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), urging them to increase the supply and pressure of natural gas to the former factory.
A KE spokesperson said that the letter to SSGS is to call for a stable supply and pressure of natural gas for the power plant to make it run smoothly.
KE said that due to low and unstable air pressure, power generation has dropped by 250 to 300 megawatts. It specified that the energy received by its three power plants was less than the required energy, which resulted in a drop in power generation.
K-Electric stated that it is ready to discuss and negotiate on the amount and pressure of natural gas, but added that before deliberating, it is looking forward to receiving the natural gas supply it needs now.