Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recommended substantial increase in gas tariffs for industries, fertilizer factories, power houses, CNG and the domestic customers effective the New Year, 1st of January, 2013.
According to the OGRA recommendations, the tariff for domestic customers using gas up to 100 units per month could increase by Rs6/14 per MMBTU, up to 300 units by Rs12/28 and those using gas more than 300 units by Rs30 per MMBTU.
For mosques, churches and seminaries gas price-hikes have been recommended in the range of Rs30 to Rs430 per MMBTU.
Gas tariffs for army mess, private educational institutions, government, semi-government offices besides hospitals would also shoot up.
Similarly, for commercial customers the price-hike has been recommended by Rs48/ per MMBTU, for Tandoors by Rs6/48, for ice factory by Rs48/ and for the industries by Rs39/38 per MMBTU.
For CNG gas price increase by Rs51.87 per MMBTU, for cement factories by Rs59/, for fertilizer factories by Rs9/25, for government and private power houses by Rs39/ per MMBTU have been recommended.