Non-payment by power sector: SNGPL, SSGCL facing default like situation against int’l suppliers

SLAMABAD: Sui Gas Companies – SNGPL and SSGCL are reportedly facing default like situation against international suppliers of RLNG due to delayed or non-payment by the power sector, well informed sources in Petroleum Division told Business Recorder.

Power Division has been providing RLNG demand of power plants since 2017 based and LNG is being imported to cope with the demand for electricity generation.

Public sector Generation Companies (Gencos), National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) / National Power Control Centre (NPCC), Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Central Power Purchasing Agency – Guaranteed (CPPA-G) are working under the administrative control of Power Division which implies that demand for fuel for power generation – whether furnace oil, gas or RLNG – is provided by the Power Division. As such, Petroleum Division cannot directly demand fuel from entities under the control of Power Division.

Published in Business Recorder, 10th July, 2018