ISLAMABAD: Domestic consumers are set to face up to 200% hike in gas prices from July 1, mainly due to the rupee depreciation against the dollar. However, the Petroleum Division has proposed no increase in gas prices for the elite who use gas in bulk.
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), scheduled to meet on Wednesday (today), is likely to approve the proposed hike in gas tariff, an official said. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has already increased gas prices by up to 143% during the ongoing financial year.
The Petroleum Division has proposed 25% increase in gas prices for domestic gas consumer in the first slab. Fifty per cent (50%) increase is recommended for the second slab, 75% for the third slab, 100% for the fourth slab, 150% for the fifth slab and 200% for the sixth slab gas consumers.