OGRA increases gas price for CNG, power, industrial sectors 

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ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has notified revised gas sale price for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

According to a notification on Monday, the authority has determined Rs121 per Million British Thermal Unit (MMBTU) for domestic consumers using up to 0.5hm3 (in cubic hectometers) gas per month.

The notification said Rs300 per MMBTU for users of up to 1hm3, Rs553 per MMBTU for up to 2hm3, Rs738 on the consumption of up to 3hm3, Rs1,107 and Rs1,460 per MMBTU for consuming up to 4hm3 and above 4hm3, respectively.

The billing mechanism will be revised so that the benefit of one previous/preceding slab is available to the domestic consumer (residential use), determining minimum charges at Rs172.58 per month.

For government and semi-government offices, hospitals, clinics, maternity homes, government guest houses, armed forces messes, langars, universities, colleges, schools and private educational institutions, orphanages, and other charitable institutions to whom gas is supplied through bulk meters, OGRA has fixed all off-takes at a flat rate of Rs 780 per MMBTU, with minimum charges of Rs3, 900 per month.