SNGPL has reduced unaccounted for gas (UFG) losses by 23,348 MMCF (million cubic feet) compared to the assigned task of 18,240 MMCF over a three-year period.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has reduced unaccounted for gas (UFG) losses by 23,348 MMCF (million cubic feet) compared to the assigned task of 18,240 MMCF over a three-year period.
In a statement, the SNGPL stated that the government had assigned the task of reducing UFG losses by 18,240 MMCF over a three-year period ending on June 30, 2022, in a letter dated October 31, 2019. According to the company, SNGPL exceeded the assigned target by 28%.
“The targets and achievements against all 30 UFG control measures (KMIs) have been shared with the prime minister’s office via the Ministry of Energy’s Petroleum Division,” the SNGPL stated.
According to it, the SNGPL has focused on controlling gas theft, leakage, and measurement errors in order to meet the assigned targets. On a regular basis, real-time monitoring of all industrial consumers is performed using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). To prevent unauthorised access, Cyber Locks have also been installed at suspected industrial connections.
Domestic and commercial consumers are being physically vigilant. As a result of these measures, the company was able to detect 325,978 cases of gas theft, resulting in a volume of 5,282 MMCF (Rs 4,543 million). In addition, the company recovered 3,868 MMCF, which is equivalent to Rs 2,402 million.
SNGPL also stated that the company has maintained strict controls on gas leakage. During FY 2019–20 to FY 2021–22, SNGPL replaced 2,645 kilometers of leaking lines under the System Rehabilitation Program (SRP). Furthermore, 97,984 underground leakages and 2,935,842 above-ground leakages were rectified.
Around 2,097,608 metres were replaced to improve measurement accuracy, resulting in the booking of 21,418 MMCF under billing charges. According to the SNGPL, gas metres are replaced because they are suspected, defective, or scheduled for replacement.
It went on to say that SNGPL was able to achieve extraordinary results as a result of technological, operational, and physical interventions carried out during the current regime.
According to the SNGPL statement, the company has been transformed into a vibrant and innovative technology-based energy provider under the supervision of Managing Director SNGPL Ali J. Hamdani.