Compressed natural gas (CNG) supply to filling stations will not be interrupted due to the ongoing gas pipeline maintenance operation in Yangon, authorities said.
The Ministry of Energy is carrying out a three-week maintenance operation to test and fix damaged pipelines in Yangon.
Car owners, particularly those with vehicles running on the comparatively cleaner fuel, had been apprehensive that CNG supply to the gas stations will be abrupt due to the overhauling.
However, a Ministry of Energy source said the gas distribution to the filling stations will be carried out as usual.
“There are fears that the gas supply to the filling stations will be disrupted because of the maintenance. But, the concerned departments carrying out the work have assured us that gas distribution will not be interrupted,” the official said.
The maintenance work will be carried out in phases in every townships to avoid a complete shutdown of gas supply, he added.
Ko Kyaw Soe Moe, manager at a filling station in Yangon’s South Okkalapa township, said, “There are many CNG stations that supply gas. We were a bit worried about a possible gas shortage. But we’ve learnt that the testing will be done step by step. So, it should be more convenient for filling stations.”
Gas pipeline maintenance has started on January 20 and will continue until February 11.