Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Pakistan is more popularly known as ‘Sui gas’. It is due to the fact that the largest LNG reserve in Pakistan was discovered at Sui. In the year 1952, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) discovered the very first gas field in Balochistan. Nevertheless, this was a very huge event for the progress of Pakistan. Hence, the drilling with cutting edge technology brought Sui gas into commercial utilization in the year 1953. Meanwhile, Sui Northern Gas and Pipeline Limited is one of the Sui gas suppliers in the country. We will tell you everything about SNGPL bills as well as its payment in this blog.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) Summary
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited is a public limited company listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). In the meantime, its business has grown over the passage of time. SNGPL was established in 1963 as a private company, however a year later it got transformed to a public limited company.
In 1964, SNGPL took over two significant routes of submission. The Sui-Multan system was grasped over from Pakistan Industrial Development Company (PIDC). In addition, Dhulian-Rawalpindi-Wah system from the Attock Oil Company Limited (AOCL). Hence, allowing the company to spread its services over a huge area from Multan to Rawalpindi.
Currently, SNGPL’s channels extend from Balochistan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over a system covering 9,172 km. Its main lines and loop lines cater to more than 5,284 towns stretching from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Azad Jammu & Kashmir. SNGPL serves 7.22 million customers of commercial, domestic, general industry, fertilizer, power & cement sectors. The company provides its services in the following regions:
- Lahore East
- Lahore West
Besides providing services in the gas sector, SNGPL also has businesses in engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts. It offers services to undertake planning, designing and construction of pipelines for itself as well as third parties.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) Bills
SNGPL bills are issued once you pledge to utilize their services. There are 4 types of bills issued by SNGPL. Nonetheless, these Sui gas bills issued by SNGPL are;
Rates defined by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) are used to adjust SNGPL Normal bills. Pressure factors of the gas consumed by the customers are recorded by the SNGPL meters. Readings of meters installed by the company are then used to adjust the Sui gas bills of customers.
Due to some reasons, defined by SNGPL, sometimes it’s not possible to read the meter. In such cases, mentioned below, an estimated bill is issued. Meanwhile, this bill is adjusted according to the history of the consumer in the same period of last year. The reasons include;
- Your Meter under rain water
- The Meter locked inside the premises
- Meter covered with bushes
- Premises not found
- Meter position not approachable
- Meter installed above normal height
- Index glass dirty/Misty
- Water inside meter
- Meter covered with dust
For example, if your meter is not working in the month of November 2021 then the amount will be estimated by the bill paid in November 2020.
This type of Sui gas bill is issued when the consumption of the consumer recorded was nil. If the meter reads zero or the minimum measure informed by OGRA is not consumed, a Minimum Bill is adjusted by the SNGPL. Meanwhile, this amount is adjusted as per the meter rent and the General Sales Tax (GST).
Sticky / Stopped Meter Bill
If someone is unfortunate enough to have his/her meter out of order, then a Sticky / Stopped Meter Bill is issued. The adjustment of this bill is done by supposing the average general billing of the ongoing season (summer/winter). In case of an industrial or commercial meter, adjustment is carried out supposing previous 2 months’ usage.
SNGPL Online Bill Check
Sui Northern Gas Private Limited issues Sui gas bills after fuel consumption of one month. However, SNGPL online bill checking system is remarkably praised by consumers. Consumers are now more than happy to view their bills from the comfort of their homes. SNGPL online bill checking is time-efficient as well as convenient to the masses.
To view your Sui gas online bill;
- Visit SNGPL
- Here you will find ‘CONSUMER BILL’,
- Find your Consumer number (Account ID) on any of your previously paid Sui gas bill,
- Fill your Consumer Number in the required field,
- Type the characters shown on the Captcha Image in the box below
- A new window with your SNGPL Bill will open.
In case of no response, repeat the above-mentioned steps carefully.
NOTE: All commercial and Industrial meter owners should register with SNGPL to avail these options.
You can always calculate your bills on their website.
SNGPL Bill Payment
In the wake of digitalizing governmental affairs, many utility providers are shifting to online means. Meanwhile, same is the case with SNGPL and the execution of its bill payment. There are a few digital as well as traditional options to pay your bills. After gas bill online checking, here are some of the ways you can pay your bill:
- Internet and Mobile Banking
- SNGPL Mobile Application
- Mobile Applications (other than official)
- NADRA Kiosks
- All Scheduled Banks
- GPOs / NPO’s
How to pay SNGPL Bills online?
Let us tell you how you can avail the opportunity of convenient as well as comfortable, Sui gas bill payment online.
Internet and Mobile Banking
You can easily sign up to your Bank account via mobile application or on the website of your bank. After signup, log into your account and choose the option to pay utility bills. Hence, you will find SNGPL bill payment option on following screen. However, all you need to do is to provide your SNGPL account information to pay your Sui northern gas bill.
SNGPL Mobile Application
You can download the official mobile application of SNGPL from Google Play store. In addition, after just sign in with your account ID, choose the option of Sui gas bill online check. Here you can see your 12-month payment history as well as report your complaints regarding services.
Other applications such as Easy paisa, Jazz cash, Upaisa etc. can also be used to pay your bills.
Another very reliable method is to pay your utilities via ATMs. For this purpose, consumers must hold an ATM card.
You can visit the nearest NADRA office for your Sui gas bill to be paid. Many NADRA kiosks installed in your city should also accept the payments of your bills.
All Scheduled Banks
All banks registered and pledged to follow the guidelines given by the State Bank of Pakistan should accept your Bill payments. Meanwhile, It is the most traditional and the most preferred option of the general public to pay their SNGPL Bills.
List of Banks who Accept SNGPL Bills
Scheduled banks, who have pledged their compliance to the State Bank of Pakistan charter, will also accept your Sui gas bills.
These banks include:
- Meezan Bank
- Faysal Bank
- Bank Alfalah
- Bank Islami
- Samba Bank
- Habib Metropolitan Bank
- JS Bank
- Askari Bank
- AlBaraka Bank
- Summit Bank
- Soneri Bank
- The Bank of Punjab
- Bank Al Habib Ltd
- MCB Islamic Bank
- Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB)
- Dubai Islamic Bank
- Allied Bank
- National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
- Standard Chartered
Here we have summed up everything regarding your Sui gas billing. Furthermore, now you can easily follow our guidelines to pay your SNGPL bill.
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