Increase in gas tariff from Jan 1 proposed
11 December, 2012
Ministry of Petroleum has prepared a proposal for increase in gas tariff from January 1.
Suggestions include increasing the tariff in all the three slabs for residential gas consumers and one-slab for religious and educational institutions.
A Rs 6.14 per 100 units ; Rs 12.28 per 300 units and a new tariff of Rs 30.69 for residential consumers using over 300 units are suggested.
It is suggested that the three slab for mosques, churches, hostel and universities be done away with and replaced with a fixed tariff of Rs 530.29.
The tariff for commercial consumers is suggested to be increased from Rs 438 to Rs 531.39.
The new tariff for industrial units is suggested to be increased by Rs 39.46 to Rs 448.14.
A Rs 59 increase is suggested for cement sector; Rs 9.9 for fertilizer and Rs 49 mmbtu for power plants.
The new gas tariff would be effective from January 1 after its approval.