A feasibility report has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) by Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd. (SNGPL) with the aim of creating Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Air Mixing Plants in across northern areas of Pakistan – ten cities to be precise. It is believed that these cities are Chitral, Gilgit, Ayun, Rawalakot, Muzaffarabad, Palandri, Kotli, Bagh, Bhimber and Dhirkot.
The cost of developing each plant is expected to be around PKR 80 million although 70,000 people will benefit in many ways from the introduction of a gas supply. Containers will be used to transport the gas to the plant and from here, the houses in these areas will receive their supply via pipelines. It has been reported that there will be a flat rate of PKR 600 for the supply to be fed into domestic properties from the LPG plants.
The whole project will be managed by SNGPL, creating around 500 jobs with the company already putting arrangements in place for land in Gilgit-Baltistan as well as an order for purchasing the required plants. During this year, the land in Chitral will also be purchased to support this move.