THE ALL PAKISTAN CNG ASSOCIATION

All Pakistan CNG Association has been working since 1995. Previously it was known as the CNG Advisory Council. In 2001, with the consent of all members of the Association it was unanimously decided that in future the new name of the Advisory Council should be the “All Pakistan CNG Association”. All Pakistan CNG Association was incorporated under the Companies Trade Ordinance, 1984 as a Public Limited Company on September 01, 2005. The Registred Office of the Association is located in Rawalpindi, at 1056-D, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Association has six (6) Regions, which are Potohar (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Sindh, Punjab, NWFP, Hazara, and Balouchistan Regions.


 CENTRAL CHAIRMAN

The Association is headed by the Chairman who is the also the Chief Executive of the Association. He is required to, whenever possible, chair the General Meetings of the Association and meetings of the Executive Committee and lead deputation and delegation on matters with which the Executive Committee is concerned. He holds sanctioning authority for all the affairs of the Association. FINANCE SECRETARY The Finance Secretary deals with all financial matters of the Association. He reports to the Chairman directly.

SECRETARY GENERAL
The Secretary General is responsible to deal with all day to day administrative matters of the Association. He also reports to the Central Chairman directly.

 THE REGIONAL VICE CHAIRMEN
The Regional offices of the Association are headed by the Regional Chairmen who report to Chairman (Central Region) directly. They are assisted in their respective Regions by their Vice-Chairmen, Secretaries and Finance Secretaries. The role of the Region is to deal with association matters in their own respective Region independently. Each Regional Executive Committee consist of two (2) members elected at the Annual Election at their relevant Region who act as members of the Central Executive Committee on behalf of that Region and also the Chairman & Vice Chairman of that particular Region. They deal with all local problems of the Region with such powers, function and duties as are defined in the Article.

 THE MANAGEMENT
Executive Secretariat is responsible for overall functioning of the All Pakistan CNG Association at all levels. It comprises of the Chief Executive (also called the Chairman), Senior Vice Chairman, and Finance Secretary amongst the Central Executive Committee. Central Executive Committee (CEC) comprises of 12 members (2 elected members from each Region). It plays a pivotal role in providing the guidelines and interacts with the government departments as well as with the registered members of the Association for the betterment of the CNG Industry. The CEC is fully committed in implementing the Association policies in line with the Vision and Mission statement.

 THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
All Pakistan CNG Association is operated and maintained by highly motivated and energetic Office Bearers. All Office Bearers fully participate in the matters of the Association and encourage the employees at all levels for active participation in problem solving and decision-making.

 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Our corporate responsibility strategy is underpinned by our vision and values and aligns with our business principles and our commitment to operating responsibly. Paying attention to the social responsibilities, the Association contributed extensive amount of funds for providing relief to the earthquake victims of our northern areas. For this, we provided 300 families tented residence along with their basic necessities & built 30 toilets for the earthquake rehabilitation village in Rawalpindi. Overall, All Pakistan CNG Association conducted relief activities to the tune of Rs. 30 millions. Moving ahead to our social contribution, we are also aiming to provide free quality technical education to the mechanics of CNG stations throughout Pakistan. In this regard we are going to plan to acquire a piece of land to construct a good profiled technical training school.

 ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR
Introduction and Installation of Hologram Security Stickers on vehicles In view of ensuring safe and secure installation of CNG Conversion Kits and cylinders the Association, in consultation with the authorities, introduced Multicolor Hologram Stickers in 2002. These stickers were to be installed on converted vehicles at a most visible location so that the authenticity of conversion could be identified by the person filling up the vehicle. In 2003 the Association got 90,000 hologram stickers printed and handed them over to the Hydro-carbon Development Institute of Pakistan for affixation on CNG converted vehicles.

 Determination of Operational Gas Losses
All Pakistan CNG Association assisted the Central Board of Revenue (CBR), Pakistan in determining the operational gas losses at CNG Stations. In this connection practical exercises were conducted at randomly selected CNG stations in the presence of representatives of CBR, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), Hydro-carbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) and All Pakistan CNG Association.

 Extension of Duty Free SRO 38(1)/98
The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Government of Pakistan, had been gracious in announcing duty free import of CNG Kits and cylinders in the parent CNG Policy. However, renewal of this commitment by the government from time to time had to be secured by requests from the Association. The Association pleaded on behalf of the people of Pakistan and specially the middle class for continuation of the zero duty policy in order to keep the conversion kit affordable. The government was always kind enough to extend the SRO 38/98 to provide relief to the public.

 Provisioning of EVC Gas Meters by SNGPL
Initially gas meters installed at CNG stations by SNGPL did not have the capability to make volume corrections electronically. This resulted in disputes over billing. The Association undertook the challenge of convincing SNGPL to procure EVC Gas Meters and install them at the CNG stations so that the corrections were made electronically rather than manually. By much effort and patience now more than 90% CNG stations have EVC Gas Meters installed. This has reduced the number of disputes drastically.

 Gas Connection Security Options
At the start of the CNG business the Gas companies had only one gas connection security deposit option which was cash deposit or bank guarantee equal to three months estimated gas bill. This amounted to at least 3 to 4 million rupees. The Association convinced the gas companies to offer other options that would provide relief to the CNG industry. As a result we now have four options from which a consumer can choose the one that suits him. First two are the three months cash deposit or bank guarantee, third is two months cash deposit and the fourth is one month cash deposit. Billing system is different for each option by way of which the gas companies achieve their aim of securing outstanding bills well in time. This has reduced the capital cost burden on new projects and has afforded the investor flexibility of investment

 Dual Story CNG Stations
CNG stations having double story buildings were not being approved by the Department of Explosives. In year 2001, upon the insistence of the Association, a committee, upon the instruction of Director General (Gas), held its session at HDIP, Karachi on 1st & 2nd August 2001. In the meeting it was unanimously resolved to regularize all CNG stations as a special case with instructions to expedite the matter. All such CNG stations were regularized

Refund of Arbitrary Charging of Tariff & Retrospective Charges by WAPDA
In early 2003, APCNGA filed a petition against Electricity Distribution companies (DISCO’s) against application of wrong tariff and claim of retrospective charges. A detailed decision on above petition was then announced by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in 2005. All DISCOs including the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) acknowledged the same. Many of the affected CNG stations received their refunds

 Awareness Campaign for Retesting CNG Cylinders
The Association launched awareness campaign by publishing near about 200,000 hand bills and distributed among the general consumer. In this campaign APCNGA directed people to get their vehicle CNG cylinders re-tested from Hydrocarbon Development Institute laboratory every five (5) years

Registration of All Pakistan CNG Association
Registration of the Association with the Ministry of Commerce, Islamabad, is one of the most cherished achievements of our Founder Chairman Mr. Tariq Kandaan and his team. It was his personal perseverance that resulted in the registration of the only CNG association truly representing the CNG Stations since 1995. With the registration of the association a new era of representation of the CNG businesses emerged whereby they now have a platform that is recognized by the Government of Pakistan as the only CNG Association with which the various concerned Government Departments may interact officially. This means that now the voice of the CNG business community can be heard as a recognized entity. The Association is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan, is a member of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Karachi, and is also member of the IANGV

 Input for CNG Production & Marketing Rules
APCNGA forwarded its recommendations for the amendment in CNG rules 1992. APCNGA strongly opposed the proposed draft of new rules in connection to penalty charges. Similarly positioning of storage cascades was also elaborated in accordance to international standards.

 Building By Laws
APCNGA has also contributed in determining the area of land to the tune of One Kanal for CNG station (i.e. approximately 605 square yards)

 Allowable Measurement Error in CNG Dispensing
The Association played leading role under the technical scrutiny of HDIP in arriving at and getting approval for the allowable measurement error of +2.5% for CNG dispensers and filling pressure. HDIP also is also being approved for pressure and mass measuring gauges

 Approved Check List (Urdu Version)
Approved Urdu translation of CNG inspection check list in accordance with the standard code of practice of HDIP was produced by APCNGA for better understanding by its members through out the country

 Industrial Status of CNG
The core and most preferred issue of APCNGA is to obtain industrial title for CNG. All Pakistan CNG Association is continuously trying its best to get status of ‘Industry’. Day to day liaison between CNG operators, OGRA and HDIP has remained a general practice of All Pakistan CNG Association

 Regional Achievements
In addition to the achievements made at the federal level the independent Region have done a lot of work in their respective Region in support of the CNG industry. The local issues concerning provincial departments are dealt with by the Regional offices of the Association. This includes resolving collective as well as individual issues of CNG stations, liaison with the local governments and the provincial governments, holding safety seminars with OGRA, HDIP & Department of Explosives, monitoring safety at local CNG stations, providing relevant information to the CNG stations regarding their day to day working problems, ensuring welfare of workers of CNG stations, providing guideline to new comers, sponsoring CNG exhibitions, holding general body meetings of the Region for better understanding of the problems of the CNG stations and providing them an opportunity to voice their views and complaints, etc. The most important and cherished achievement of the Regional Association offices is that they have promoted brotherhood among the CNG business community by way of bringing the people together in meetings and other events.

All Pakistan CNG Association has been working since 1995. Previously it was known as the CNG Advisory Council. In 2001, with the consent of all members of the Association it was unanimously decided that in future the new name of the Advisory Council should be the “All Pakistan CNG Association”. All Pakistan CNG Association was incorporated under the Companies Trade Ordinance, 1984 as a Public Limited Company on September 01, 2005. The Registred Office of the Association is located in Rawalpindi, at 1056-D, Satellite Town, Hyderi Chowk, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Association has six (6) Regions, which are Potohar (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Sindh, Punjab, NWFP, Hazara, and Balouchistan Regions.