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Over Rs 2.6b worth of gas theft caught in one year

Over Rs 2.6b worth of gas theft caught in one year

LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), during its anti-theft drive, caught the gas theft of Rs 2.6 billion in Lahore region between Jan 2015 and Jan 2016.

According to the company spokesman, the SNGPL task force traced 1,202 suspected meters, removed 213 domestic, 41 commercial and two bypasses from industry. He said, “Similarly it also dismantled 67 un-authorised networks/ extensions and also disconnected 20 networks for pressure enhancement.”

He further said the task force removed 92 fake domestic meters and five commercial. “It also removed 2,101 service valves, 589 service lines and 50 meters for violation of the contract,” the spokesman said, adding that the force also visited 10,806 consumers’ sites during the aforesaid period and caught theft of 7,059 million cubic feet.