The government has finally decided to suspend supply of gas to the CNG refueling stations shut from 6pm to 10pm from September 19 to ensure uninterrupted supply for the power plants.
The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources made the decision on Wednesday, according to a press release.
On Monday, the government announced to keep the CNG stations shut for six hours from 5pm from Wednesday. But the decision was suspended immediately and the government asked the Petrobangla to discuss the issue with stakeholders, especially CNG station owners.
Petrobangla officials sat with the stakeholders on Tuesday.
On July 19, Petrobangla took the decision of gas rationing in the CNG stations.
The move came against the backdrop of the government’s decision to operate gas-fired power plants to generate electricity.