ISLAMABAD: The ministry of petroleum has announced new schedule for winter gas load-shedding program.
According to the new plan for gas load management, Province of Punjab and Islamabad region will face a 7-hour-long load-shedding in winter season.
Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said domestic gas consumers in Punjab would face about a seven-hour load shedding in the upcoming winter season.
“As a result of huge demand/supply gap domestic consumers in Punjab will face gas suspension from 10pm to 5am,” the minister said while talking to the media after a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources.
The minister further said the country faced a shortfall of about 40% of gas, which it cannot cover given the present circumstances.