ISLAMABAD: Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGC) is in the process of floating tenders to set up 10 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) air-mix plants in selected areas of Balochistan to facilitate consumers where natural gas supply does not exist.
As per the instructions of SSGC Board, the process of setting up the first lot of 10 LPG air-mix plant is in progress, Currently, the tendering process through open competitive bidding for the plants is in progress, an official source privy to the petroleum sector developments told APP.
In first phase, he said, as many as 10 sites in different localities of the province including in Uthal, Kharan, Khuzdar, Washuk, Killi Khanozai, Loralai, Killa Saifullah, Zhob, Kech (Turbat) and Muslim Bagh had been identified at the state land and handed over to the company for the purpose.
While in second and third phase, the company would install 23 more plants in selected areas after seeing its financial position and analysing actual data and results of the ten LPG units, he added.
Answering a question, the official said, the SSGC had got five licences from Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority to construct the LPG plants in Uthal, Kharan, Khuzdar, Muslim Bagh and Turbat, while it was actively pursuing for issuance of construction licences for the remaining locations.