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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PSO resumes furnace oil supply to KESC, power shortfall touches 3000 MW

ISLAMABAD, April 12 : Pakistan State Oil on Tuesday resumed furnace oil supply to the Karachi Electric Supply Cooperation after clearance of some of its outstanding dues.

According to sources, the PSO initially provided furnace oil worth Rs one billion to the KESC that would be sufficient for four to five days usage.

The KESC authorities said that after the provision of furnace oil, the load shedding will be done according to the schedule.

The authorities said that due to the repair work at the Bhit Shah Gas Field,the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) reduced the gas supply to the KESC, which was the violation of the court orders.

Meanwhile, the electricity shortfall is causing 6 to 9 hours load shedding across the country.

According to the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the demand of the power supply has reached 13,702 MW per day while the power generation is 10,700 MW.

Meanwhile, the duration of load shedding has been increased due to intensity of weather in different areas of the country particularly in Sindh and Balochistan.
Ten to fourteen hours unannounced load shedding continues in Peshawar and other parts of the province. Shortage of water is creating problems in different areas as the tube wells have turned non-functional due to load shedding.

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