PSO Conducts CNG Technical Training Seminar

PSO Conducts CNG Technical Training Seminar
Karachi March 10, 2008 - Pakistan State Oil (PSO) organized a One-day CNG Technical Training Seminar at PSO House, Karachi. Representatives from Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP), Chief Inspector of Explosives (CIE) Department and other industry experts were invited as Speakers at the event.

Considering the tremendous growth in the CNG sector which makes Pakistan the world’s 2nd largest in terms of CNG consumption and to ensure ‘Zero Incident’ at PSO CNG stations, it is imperative to create awareness among stakeholders in this business.

The seminar was attended by a large number of participants from Karachi and other parts of Sindh and Balochistan including CNG operators/technicians and CNG station owners. Representatives from CNG Dealers Association, CNG Stations Owners Association of Pakistan and All Pakistan CNG Association were also present on this occasion.

Kalim A. Siddiqui, Executive Director Customer Services, PSO while speaking on the occasion highlighted the importance of safe operations at CNG stations to avoid accidents. He also pointed out the safety initiatives like mandatory installation of Gas Leakage Detection System at all PSO CNG stations and advised owners and operators to train their staff for safety in the forecourt area.

“We believe that all accidents/ incidents are preventable and our first aim is excellence in HSE standards in all PSO businesses” added Kalim Siddiqui.

All major and minor aspects related to the maintenance and safety of a CNG station were discussed during the seminar. Afterwards a physical demonstration of safety and maintenance was also carried out for the education of the CNG operators and the divisional engineers.