Alamgir Shamsul Alamin , President, REHAB : There exists double standard of pipeline gas supply to the gas franchise areas. Energy supply to domestic sector is in a crisis-like in situation as some end-users are getting the supply while others are being deprived of it. Like a particular property had one or two connections from early on. Now that property is developed by property builders. New units are not getting connections while the old connections stay as before. This situation creates unique crisis.
After development of a property, the developers obviously encounter questions when or whether pipeline gas supply would be available. It is an issue for us. Use of LPG is being suggested as an alternative. But bulk of the LPG is also not coming from local source. This is imported too. LNG is also being imported for meeting the deficit of local gas. Since both LNG and LPG are imported fuel, why LNG cannot be supplied to all categories of uses? The government should withdraw suspension of all categories of pipeline gas connections post-LNG injection. I believe, domestic users have the capacity of buying RLNG at cost price. All the end-users must be provided with prepaid meters for supplying pipeline gas at cost price. This article has been printed under a syndication arrangement with energy and power