Pakistan government extends LPG air mix plants

The Pakistani government has revealed plans to set up more than 60 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-air mix plants.

The plants will serve areas where natural gas supply is not served, the government told APP.

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) would establish the plants in their respective far-flung areas at an estimated cost of Rs1,353.29 million.

The companies would set up 30 air mix plants each on their respective transmission network in the areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and backward areas of Balochistan.

The setting up of the LPG-air mix plants would save these areas from the rapid deforestation due to the use of trees as firewood, the sources said. Recently, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved setting up of LPG-air mix plants at Murree (Kurbagla, Dewal, Company Bagh and Tret), Awaran and Bella.