POGC and SSGC have signed the of gas sales purchase agreement on Tuesday.
The Polish Oil and Gas Company (POGC) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) have signed an agreement of Gas Sales Purchase Agreement (GSPA) to add 30 mmcfd tight gas into system of SSGC from Kirthar block in Sindh.According to officials of the Ministry of Petroleum, the tight gas production from Kirthar block is jointly owned by the Polish firm and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and production from the field would be started in May 2013.Officials said that the price of tight gas would be $ 6 per mmbtu which would be much higher than the present gas price.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources, Dr Asim Hussain while addressing a signing ceremony said that tight gas production would start in May next year and 46 kilometer pipeline would be laid with a cost of Rs 325 million for the transportation of gas from Suleman range to Noriabad industrial state.He said that tight gas production from two wells that would produce 15 million cubic feet gas per day (mmcfd) each. He said that Polish firm and PPL would further provide gas to the Sui Southern Gas Company limited and supply it to the industry of Noriabad industrial state in Sindh.
Hussain said that polish firm had invested $ 40 million to explore tight gas from kirthar block located in district Dadu Sindh province while $ 20 million would be further invested. “Polish firm has explores tight gas from two wells and will dig other wells to explore more gas,” Hussain said.He rejected this news that Pakistan has any external pressure against IP gas project and nation would get good news about this project soon.