The Sui Southern Gas Company came into existence as a
result of a series of merger of three individual gas companies, in Sindh
and Balochistan. The Sui Gas Transmission Company incorporated in 1954,
engaged in operating a natural gas transmission pipeline from Sui to
Karachi. The Karachi Gas Company and Indus Gas Company set-up in 1955 to
build and operate gas distribution systems in Karachi and Interior Sindh.
Today, half a century of professionalism and progress
has made the SSGC one of the largest integrated natural gas transmission
and distribution companies in Pakistan, serving the entire Southern
region of the country, comprising the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan
Since its inception SSGC has been breaking new
grounds by introducing innovative projects and services fulfilling its
corporate and social responsibilities, setting up installations/stations
at far flung areas and developing its distribution and transmission
The Company's gas supply infrastructure as of
December 31, 2004 consists of 2,786 kms of high pressure transmission
pipeline, 23,805 kms distribution network covering over 737 towns and
villages in Sindh and Balochistan and 62,600 horsepower gas compression
SSGC has doubled its gas transmission system capacity
as from 600 MMCFD in July 2000, to the current level of 1200 MMCFD. This
rapid expansion has been achieved through well conceived and
intelligently engineered Gas Infrastructure Rehabilitation &
Expansion Project (GIREP) at a cost of Rs. 3.1 billion.
ENERGIZING THE INDUSTRY AND MEETING DOMESTIC DEMAND
Since the inception, SSGC has been meeting the
country's fuel needs by merging sound business with national obligation.
SSGC has undertaken supply of the major portion of the country's fuel
gas needs to meet the demand of over 2412 industrial customers, seven
power plants, two refineries, one fertilizer plant and an integrated
steel mill. In addition 1,648,874 domestic and 17,429 commercial
customers are now enjoying the benefits of natural gas and SSGC also
ensures timely and uninterrupted gas supply to all its customers.
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANS
To meet the strategic business objectives, the
following specific plan of action will be put in place:
•Transmission and distribution system sustainable
gas supply will be increased from 1200 MMCFD to 1800 MMCFD by 2007-2008
•The infrastructure will be expanded by implementing a core investment
program of Rs. 34 billion covering major expansion of the transmission
and distribution network, to increase customer base by 330, 137 over the
next five years.
•Expansion in the transmission network by 650 kilometers to connect
all the underdeveloped gas fields to load centers at an estimated
capital expenditure of Rs. 15.5 billion.
•Extension of existing gas distribution system by 6400 kilometers in
existing and new towns.
With SSGC's network of gas supply operations
stretching across Sindh and Balochistan, telecommunication plays a
crucial role in the overall monitoring of operations and maintaining
high operational efficiency. Keeping this in view, SSGC has developed a
highly advanced telecommunications infrastructure to provide both voice
and data communication. The system effectively covers the entire
pipeline network A brief outline of SSGCís telecommunications
•8 Mbit Digital Microwave Network
•Intelligent network management system
•Low capacity digital spur links
•Packet switching network
•Electronic mail and video conferencing facilities
•Cellular VHF system
•Solar and Battery Power Systems
•Self support/Guyed Towers
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTERS (ERCS)
ERCs are established at six key locations at Karachi
and Quetta terminals, Shikarpur, Nawabshah, Dadu and Sibi Head Quarters.
These are fully equipped to deal with any emergency situation in case of
transmission gas pipeline rapture/fire resulting from sabotage, wars
acts and similar activities. The ERCs teams are capable of reaching
affected segment within hours along with necessary machinery equipments.
The SSGC has installed remote actuated valves to
isolate the selected sections of the transmission pipelines in the event
of emergency through remote operation of the valves from its Head Office
and other control stations. This is a major improvement which allows the
Company to reduce the loss of gas to the atmosphere in the event of
EDGE IN TECHNOLOGY
Quest for excellence and cutting-edge technology has
played a key role in SSGC expansion and strength.
Above all, technology brings greater benefits to
customers. For example, all SSGC meter reading is now carried out
through hand held computers — saving valuable time and minimizing
Today, SSGC is set to become the most IT enabled
Company in the region.
Realizing the need for integration of IT into core
business processes, the Information Technology Department is rendering
strong support to SSGC. 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 Software (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 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.
Establishing a framework for good governance and
ethical business practices, SSGC has focused all efforts to ensure
strict compliance with the Code of Corporate Governance contained in
listing regulations of the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and Lahore Stock
GRANT LICENSE TO SSGC
The Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) issued
non-exclusive license with exclusive rights for transmission,
distribution and sale of natural gas for next 30 years to Sui Southern
Gas Company Limited.
EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE
Professionals at SSGC strive for providing
consistently high level of services to the customers, through innovative
and progressive ideas in line with best international practices. For
speedy and efficient handling of customers' complaint, queries and
suggestions, SSGC has developed Customer Facilitation Centers at all its
regional offices. These centers provide a fast and efficient system of
customer care service.
•Moto for the year 2004 "Service with a
•Up-grading existing 7 CFCs in Karachi, Interior Sindh and Balochistan.
•Establishing 12 new CFCs in Karachi, Quetta, Pishin, Sibi, Hyderabad
and Sukkur city.
•All CFCs will be modern, well equipped & well located.
SSGC is committed to the health & safety of its
employees and preservation of the environment in its areas of operation
and will continuously adopt, implement and improve appropriate
procedures, processes and safeguards to achieve these objectives.
DEVELOPING HUMAN ASSETS
Human Resource Development is one of the top priority
areas of SSGC. The company undertakes several initiatives to ensure
induction and training of professionals with the objective of ensuring
high level of professionalism and productivity at all level of its
The company has adopted policies to motivate
employees to perform at their optimum, day in day out. SSGC has adopted
an objective based Performance Management System.
This is an equitable system which records performance
and provides rewards in a fair and transparent manner. The excellence of
SSGC is a testimony of its effective HR Management.
GAS TRAINING INSTITUTE (GTI)
EMPOWERING SSGC EMPLOYEES
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 2001. Be it basic tasks or complex an
issue, 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.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The company has always been committed in its
obligation towards community development of the areas where it is
operating. Its social welfare programme is reflective of its concern for
society as a whole.
SSGC has formulated a policy, relating to donations,
charities, contributions and other payments of similar nature, named as
SSGC corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.
It aims to fulfill the company's Corporate Social
Responsibility by providing financial support to educational, health,
environment and social projects/humanitarian causes in the current
Excellence in Financial Performance
Stability with excellence and a sound future
SSGC is a Blue Chip Public Limited Company quoted on
the stock exchange having AA credit Rating.
During the half year ended December 31, 2003, sales
increased by 24% by volume and 30% by value over the same period of
previous year. The company sold 153,317 MMCF Gas for a value of
Rs.22,731 million as compared to 123,812 MMCF and Rs. 17,440 million of
the previous period operating profit was Rs.907 million as against Rs.
1,104 million during the same period last year.
For the same period, the Company earned pre tax
profit of over Rs.937 million as compared to previous year i.e. Rs. 937
million and after tax profit of Rs. 609 million in comparison to Rs. 605
million of the previous year.
With five years core investment program in place,
SSGC will witness improvements from 2003-2008 in its financial
The company is continuously engaged in evaluating and
planning various activities and projects with the objective of
converting the opportunities arising out of the discoveries of new gas
resources into real benefits for its stakeholders.
FIVE YEAR EXPANSION PLAN
SSGC has launched a five year expansion and
development plan, at a capital cost of Rs. 34 billion. The project will
be completed in phases from 2004 to 2008.
GIREP-II has been planned to keep the momentum going
in the SSGC. The project envisages construction of nearly 650 kilometers
of new transmission pipelines at an estimated cost of Rs. 15.5 billion.
The rest of the funds shall be used for up-grading existing and
rehabilitating the distribution network
The concept of GIREP-II is a continuation of the
recently implemented GIREP to provide the requisite infrastructural
capability and reliability for effective utilization of additional
indigenous gas expected to be available from the prospective gas
discoveries in the blocs of Zarghun, Khipro, Mirpur Khas, Sinjhoro,
Badin and Golarchi, Mubarak and additional gas from Bhit, Zamzama and