Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited

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Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
IndustryOil & Gas
HeadquartersHead Office in Lahore, Pakistan
Area served
Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir & Islamabad
Key people
  • Amir Tufail (Officiating Managing Director)
  • Amir Tufail (Deputy Managing Director Services)
ProductsNatural Gas Transmission & Distribution
RevenueGas Sales: PKR 190,819.014 million (2015)
DecreasePKR 2,494.500 million (2015)

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) (Urdu: سوئی ناردرن گیس پائپ لائن لمیٹڈ‎) was incorporated as a private limited Company in 1963 and converted into a public limited company in January 1964 under the Companies Act 1913 of British India, now The Companies Act 2017 of Pakistan, and is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.[1][2]

SNGPL basically provides gas to 16 regions. It has 5.3 million consumers.[3]

Main Transmissions regions of SNGPL are Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan, and Wah. Maximum diameter used in transmission Pipelines is round about 42 inches.

SNGPL takes gas in 2 ways. First one is 'System Gas' and second is 'RLNG'. In case of System Gas, the gas obtained from our own resources and is about 750-800 mmcd. While in case of RLNG (Re-gasified Liquified Natural gas), we import gas from foreign countries in the form of liquid in a closed container. Then we re-gasify it and convert this liquid into gas. Its quantity is about 100 mmcd.

The Company took over the existing Sui-Multan System with 217 miles (349 km) of 16 inches (410 mm) and 80 miles (130 km) of 10 inches (250 mm) diameter pipelines from Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and Dhulian-Rawalpindi-Wah system with 82 miles (132 km) of 6 inches (150 mm) diameter pipeline from Attock Oil Company. The Company's commercial operations commenced by selling an average of 1.3 million cubic metres (47 million cubic feet) per day gas in two regions viz. Multan and Rawalpindi.[3]

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is the largest integrated gas company serving more than 5.3 million consumers in North Central Pakistan through an extensive network in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu & Kashmir and is certified against ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 Standards. SNGPL’s 11 sites have been registered under the "SMART2" Program by Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PAK-EPA). The Company has over 50 years of experience in operation and maintenance of high-pressure gas transmission and distribution systems. It has also expanded its activities in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor to undertake the planning, designing and construction of pipelines, both for itself and other organizations.[3]


SNGPL transmission system extends from Sui in Balochistan to Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) comprising over 7,km of Transmission System (Main lines & Loop lines). The distribution activities covering 3,250 main towns along with adjoining villages in Punjab & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are organised through 15 regional offices. Distribution system consists of 94,263 km of pipeline. SNGPL has over 5.3 million consumers comprising Commercial, Domestic, General Industry, Fertilizer Power & Cement Sectors. Annual gas sales to the consumers were 16.9 billion m3 (597 billion cu ft) worth Rs. 216,652 million during Jul 2011 - Jun 2012.[3]


Company Registration Number: CUIN-0043761

National Tax Number(NTN): 0801137-7

National Gas Transmission Company (NGTC)[edit]

National Gas Transmission Company (Pakistan) is planned to be formed. It would operate as a common career for the existing/newly formed gas distribution companies as well as under third party access rules/codes promulgated by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority of Pakistan. NGTC would not be engaged in the purchase or sale of gas and will only be mandated to transport gas.[4]

Unaccounted for Gas (UfG)[edit]

The Unaccounted for Gas (UfG) of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is growing exponentially. The UfG has increased to 11.9 percent of SSGC in financial year 2020-21. The permissible limit of UfG is seven percent[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hussain, Dilawar (15 November 2001). "Sui Northern Gas Pipelines: CORPORATE PROFILE". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited: Looking up Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 15 February 2017, Retrieved 19 June 2021
  3. ^ a b c d "SNGPL COMPANY PROFILE". 27 May 2017. Archived from the original on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  4. ^ Ahmadani, Ahmad (22 October 2020). "Petroleum Division moves for 'unbundling' of SNGPL, SSGC". Pakistan Today (newspaper). Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  5. ^ Iqbal, Wasim (21 October 2020). "UfG of SNGPL and SSGC growing alarmingly". Business Recorder (newspaper). Retrieved 19 June 2021.

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