PM inaugurates project to enhance gas production at Kandkot Gas Field

KANDHKOT, Oct 7 ::Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday inaugurated a project to enhance the production of gas from Kandhkot Gas Field as another step forward to overcome the energy shortage of the country.The prime minister, who was accompanied by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal and Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination Dr Darshan and MD PPL Syed Wamiq Bukhari, unveiled the plaque of the facility that had been accomplished within a short span of time through fast track drilling.The Kandhkot Gas Field was discovered in 1959 and started gas production in 1983 due to low gas demand at that time. Currently, there are 36 development wells in the gas field which has a reservoir of 549 billion cubic feet gas wherein modern technology is being used to extract gas.Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the prime minister congratulated Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) for completing the challenging task, handed over to them last year by Cabinet Committee on Energy.He said the objective of the project was to help generate another 450 Megawatt of electricity from Guddu Power Plant to fulfill the power needs during summer season.He said the project involved drilling and compression besides the installation of a power plant in Guddu but consequent to the efforts of the PPL’s workers, all had been achieved.The prime minister termed the PPL as prime example of public sector company that had been growing besides contributing to the national economy.He viewed that the incumbent government never interfered into the matters of PPL, be it the use of resources or the jobs

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