Sui Southern Gas Company is an integrated natural
gas transmission and distribution company. A phoenix in its own right,
the SSGC was born of the embers of three companies. The Sui Gas
Transmission Company established in 1954, to construct and operate a
pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Sui to Karachi. The
Karachi Gas Company and the Indus Gas Company established in 1955 to
build and operate gas distribution systems in Karachi and Interior
Sindh. Drawing inspiration from nature and building upon its
strengths, the SSGC is poised to progress, and to take the nation
towards development and growth in the natural gas sector.
Today, SSGC is seen as a dynamic organization
growing in size, steadfast in business principles, resolute in its
responsibility to stakeholders and firm in its stand on preserving the
environment and conservation of resources. An organization that is a
model utility in the true sense of words.
FINANCIAL STRENGTHSTABILITY WITH
EXCELLENCE AND A SOUND FUTURE
SSGC is a public limited company quoted on the
stock exchanges with AA+ credit rating and it is a Blue Chip Company.
The company's annual turnover is around Rs.36 billion p.a. with Fixed
Assets base of over Rs.35 billion and share holders' equity of nearly
The Company is consistently engaged in planning and
executing new projects with the objective of converting the
opportunities arising out of the new gas discoveries into real
benefits for the Company and its stakeholders.
FROM FAR A FIELDA SENSE OF
From a humble beginning in 1954, SSGC has today
expanded its system and facilities to serve a large customer base.
The Company's gas supply infrastructure has
expanded to 2786 KM of high pressure transmission pipeline, 23,416 KM
distribution network and 62,600 horse power gas compression
facilities. Currently the pipeline system transmits 1200 million cubic
feet of gas daily.
The company is successfully serving the gas
requirements of 1,648,874 domestic, 17,429 commercial and over 2,412
industrial customers, who are enjoying the benefits of natural gas,
and rely on it as their primary fuel.
PROJECTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS CAPABILITYPIPELINE SECTION
SSGC is fully capable of handling physical
construction of cross country high pressure gas pipelines as well as
construction of compressor stations, metering stations preserve
regulations and natural gas liquid separation plants. With its trained
manpower and fleet of construction machinery and equipment, the
pipeline construction department has laid 2,786 KM of high pressure
transmission pipelines ranging from 12" to 30" dia during
last 29 years in all types of terrain and 23, 416 KM distribution
With SSGC's vast of gas transmission and
distribution network across Sindh and Balochistan, telecommunications
plays a vital role in maintaining smooth operations. SSGC has
developed a highly advanced state-of-the-art microwave
telecommunication system which provides both voice and data
communications over the entire system.
SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION (SCADA)
To ensure optimum gas flows, the transmission
pipeline operations are monitored by a modern SCADA System. The
company has installed block valves at key pipeline locations to
provide for remote actuation through the SCADA System, controlled from
the Gas Control Centre at Karachi. In the event of an accident the
effected supply line can be isolated and shut off within two minutes
to provide maximum security and reliability.
METER MANUFACTURING PLANT
SSGC also owns and operates the only domestic gas
meter manufacturing plant in the country, under an agreement with
Schlumberger Industries, France, having an annual production capacity
of 300,000 meters. This meter plant has Quality Management System in
place, which is in accordance with ISO 9000-2000 standard.
SSGC believes that satisfied employees, provide
quality service. SSGC's provides satisfaction of its employees and
giving them adequate incentives to produce high quality work. The
company aims to motivate employees, to perform at their optimum, day
in day out.
SSGC has adopted an objective-based performance
management system, which enables executives to set their own
performance objectives, and subsequent monitor their achievement. This
is an equitable system which records performance and provides rewards
in a fair and transparent manner. The excellence of SSGC is a
testimony to its effective HR management. Due to achievement of
objectives, the Company's overall performance registers substantial
improvement in all its areas of operations.
GAS TRAINING INSTITUTE (GTI)EMPOWERING SSGC
The high standards of excellence set-up by SSGC
demand training to enable SSGC employees to face challenges with a
renewed vigour and confidence in their abilities. The Gas Training
Institute (GTI) was established in 2002. Be it basic tasks or complex
issues, GTI has taken the lead in providing quality training to SSGC
The GTI has in a short span of time, conducted
courses on different topics, and imparted training to more than 1000
executives and staff with remarkable success.
SCOPE OF SERVICESREACHING OUT TO OUR
With a rapidly expanding customer base, SSGC is
proud to provide quality service to all its customers.
SSGC is always abreast with the needs and
requirements of its customers, providing high level of service that is
unsurpassed in convenience and quality standards. The billing system
is extended for online billing enquiry for attending to customer
queries. Facilitation centers at the billing offices are connected
with online billing enquiries with the growth in number of customers.
The billing set-up is administratively and functionally regionalized/zonalized
and is under constant review for its effectiveness; these initiatives
further strengthen SSGC's resolve to be a customer friendly
CONVENIENT BILL PAYMENT FACILITIES
SSGC is continuously exploring avenues for
simplifying the bill payment process and providing alternatives by
introducing various plans designed to facilitate customers in the
payment of their bills.
COMPUTERIZED METER READING
The company use Hand Held Computers to record meter
readings. This eliminates chances of manipulation, and saves valuable
time while minimizing data processing errors. SSGC is the first public
utility to introduce hand held computers for this purpose.
EMERGENCY SERVICESSSGC CALL SERVICE
SSGC is committed to providing quality service to
its customers. The SSGC call service teams consisting of
professionally trained personnel, with modern equipment, provide
prompt response to all emergency situations on 24 hours non-stop
SWIFT NEW GAS CONNECTIONS
SSGC is keen on providing customers swift access to
all services. Keeping in view the need of customers, SSGC now provides
approval of new gas connections within 07 days only.
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT
Our high regard towards social responsibility at
SSGC also entails finding environmental protection solutions to
ensuring the health and safety of all concerned — as we continue our
journey forward. Through the activities of the Health, Safety and
Environment Department at SSGC, continuous improvements are made in
the company's operational performance to avoid any and all work
related to health hazards and accidents. In addition, keeping
environmental emission, wastage and use of energy under check. As a
responsible corporate citizen, SSGC also runs public service campaigns
highlighting the prudent and safe use of natural gas.
On the environmental front, our on-going programmes
include provision of natural gas to the Juniper Tree region in Ziarat
at Balochistan to help prevent deforestation of the rare forest
species. SSGC is also supporting WWF Wetland center for the
preservation of the endangered mangrove forests near Sandspit,
bringing natural gas in the nearby villages as a replacement fuel for
firewood and timber.
PROMOTION USE OF CNG
SSGC also provides gas connections to CNG stations
in entire southern region of Pakistan. Offering this cleanest and
non-pollutant source of fuel makes SSGC a natural partner in the
global quest for a cleaner environment.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTERS
Fully equipped to deal with emergency situations,
emergency cutoff of gas in pipeline rupture, fires or accidents, SSGC
has established six Emergency Response Centers at various locations
which include Karachi, Quetta Terminals, Shikarpur, Nawabshah, Dadu,
and Sibi head quarters.
ISGSL INTER STATE GAS SYSTEMS LIMITED
SSGC joined hands with Sui Northern Gas Pipelines
Limited forming the Inter State Gas Systems as a joint venture
company; While Pakistan is well supplied with natural gas, it may
require importing more gas to keep up with growing demand. ISGSL has
developed long-term natural gas demand/supply projections. ISGSL is
dedicated to facilitating the development of gas import projects and
exploring overseas business opportunities in the gas sector. ISGSL is
involved in three major inter state gas pipeline projects —
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan, Qatar-Pakistan and Iran-Pakistan
pipeline projects. Through these multilateral ventures, the activities
of ISGSL will ensure the continued future availability of natural gas,
keeping in view of the region's long-term energy needs.
The information technology department provides
support for the implementation of the overall business strategies. The
IT department is engaged in:
• Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprises Resource Planning Soft-ware (ERP),
attempts to integrate all departments and functions across the company
on to a single computer system that can serve the particular needs of
• Integrated information sharing system for
providing timely and accurate information for planning and decision
• Evaluate and introduce new and evolving
technical solutions in software and hardware.
To facilitate the development and induction of
information technology and to become a most IT enabled company, SSGC
has signed a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement and an Investment Pact
with Microsoft. This agreement makes SSGC the first ever public sector
utility company to enter such an alliance.
A major project undertaken by this department is
the Geographic Information System (GIS). It is a computer-based system
capable of displaying geographically referenced information and data
identification of the location of SSGC pipeline system. The first of
its kind in Pakistan, the GIS-based pipeline information system shall
expedite response in any emergency situations.