Gas supply to Balochistan areas suspended as pipeline washed away

Supply of gas to various parts of Balochistan was suspended as flooding in Bolan River washed away 12-inch gas pipeline in Bolan district on Thursday.

“Incessant rains and hilly torrents have swept away alternative gas pipeline of 12 inch causing gas supply suspension to the areas including Quetta, Pishin, Mastung, and Kalat,” SSGC spokesman Salman Siddiqui said.

Floods had damaged 24-inch pipeline passing under the riverbed near Bibi Nani on 19 August, 2022 following which SSGC had restored gas supply to the affected districts from an alternative pipeline of 12 inches.

Soon after the incident, SSGC launched repair work, however due to continuous rains and flooding, the damaged gas pipeline could not be repaired.

“Company regrets its consumers for inconvenience caused by the suspension of gas supply,” the Spokesman said, requesting people to arrange alternate sources of gas.

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