Gas crisis hits Ctg life hard

Staff Correspondent . Chittagong | Published: 01:26, Nov 09,2018 | Updated: 01:31, Nov 09,2018


Severe gas crisis since November 3, caused by leak in an underwater LNG pipeline, has inflicted immense sufferings on the residents of port city Chattogram.
Cooking food and other household works have been severely hampered while production at industrial units and power plants has faced setbacks.
Acute shortage of gas has forced three power plants and a state-run fertiliser factory in the district to suspend production since the crisis began.
Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited expressed their worries by serving a notice in newspaper.
KGDCL manager (customer and maintenance) Anupam Dutta said that there was little chance that the problem would be solved before November 15.
A long queue of vehicles was seen at CNG-refuelling stations in the port city.
Household consumers complained that they were having difficulty in cooking meals, and even turning on the gas stoves has become a challenge due to low pressure in the line.
Residents of Jamal Khan, Khulshi, Askardighir par,Kazir Dewri, New Market, Laldighi, Bohodarhat have complained about poor gas supply or no gas from Saturday.
In some houses people used LP gas cylinder, stoves and rice cooker to cook food.
CNG-refuelling stations were also asked to keep their operation suspended for six hours from 3:00 pm to 9:00pm until further notice.
Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Mahbubul Alam said that due to the gas crisis industrial production was being hampered.
He urged the authorities to fix the problem as early as possible.
Petrobangla suspended the supply of imported LNG on Saturday due to a major leak in an underwater pipeline that connects the floating storage re-gasification unit at Moheshkhali with the national grid.

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