OGRA not consulted on LPG issue

Powerful Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) mafia continues stealing money from the poverty hit people, as it increases the price of gas by another Rs20 per kilogram without consulting OGRA. This was another historic jump in the price of the largely consumed gas in remote and hilly areas of the country made, without consulting Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), claimed Irfan Khokar, Chairman LPG Distributors Association. According to Irfan, LPG marketing companies have increased the prices without a go-ahead from OGRA, causing gas to touch record highs in the national history.
After the recent hike, LPG price rocketed up to Rs185 from 140/kg, despite of the fact that demand of fuel has partly decreased after the change of climate. Other than that, the marketing companies raised the prices despite the fact that gas was not imported since past three months. Now, gas is being sold at Rs185/kg in Gilgit-Baltistan, FATA, Azad Kashmir and Swat; Rs165 in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree; Rs155 in Sadiqabad and Sukkur; Rs150 Faisalabad, Gujrat and Multan and Rs145 in Lahore and Gujranwala. The gas soared to Rs145/kg in Karachi.

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