OGRA proposes 13.65% rise in gas prices

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OGRA chairman presented a written proposal for a 13.65 percent rise in price of gas for domestic and industrial consumers in a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) standing committee on petroleum and natural resources. Committee members expressed severe reservation over OGRA’s demand, saying that the rise will further burden people and will dampen investment in the gas sector.
Minister for petroleum Dr Asim said gas distribution among provinces is unjust and should be reviewed. Furthermore, he said irregularities have been observed in the gas sector and the prime minister had taken notice of them, adding that the ministry has no method to check for the CNG cylinder fitted in vehicles. Moreover, he claimed the Iran–Pakistan gas pipeline will complete in December, 2012 instead of 2014.