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Gas tariffs and reforms—II

However, some increase in small and medium category tariff will have to be, willy-nilly, done to cover the costs. In Bangladesh, minimum monthly charge is PkRs 1380-1500 per MMBtu for…

New gas tariff and circular debt

Finally, much-awaited new gas tariff has been announced by government under negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The increase is up to 12-112% in various gas tariff slabs. Earlier,…

Power tariff – a flawed business model

Power tariffs have recently been in the limelight – not for any other issue but for unaffordability of the same. The steep rise during the last two years is of…

No more gas circular debt buildup?

Gas price rationalization is a big reform undertaken by the caretaker government in view of the fact that in the past successive political governments failed to implement it. Increases in…

Road to urgent resolution of the power tariff crisis

Rising electricity bills are breaking the back of the domestic consumers and making manufacturing businesses unviable. There are protests and agitation across the country about the rising electricity bills which…

Reducing rising electricity tariff?-I

NEPRA (National Electric Power Authority) has increased electricity base tariff by Rs 4.96 per unit from Rs 24.82 per unit to Rs 29.78 per unit. It is a 20% increase…

Towards biogas policy

Biogas has acquired a new fillip in the wake of the Ukraine conflict in Europe. The latter wants to acquire independence from imported gas from Russia. Climate change targets have…

Role of LPG in gas crisis – II

Gas tariff and subsidies Gas and electricity prices are politically sensitive issues. The IMF compares prices in USD terms in which an energy price hike may not appear to be…

A winter without gas?

Part - II Gas and electricity prices have become politically sensitive issues. The IMF compares prices in dollars, which shows that energy price hikes are negligible. However, in rupees these…

A winter without gas? Part – I

Winter has almost arrived. There is usually a high gas demand in this season but gas shortages in the winter have become a norm in Pakistan. Local gas supplies decrease…