Gas Prices to be raised by Rs 13

ISLAMABAD: The government has confirmed Rs13 raise in per kg prices of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain, while talking to media, confirmed the news, adding that the CNG gas would be available for Rs79 per kg from January 2012. He cautioned that suspension of the CNG supply to filling stations and industries would remain continued even the next month.
Hussain claimed that the decision was taken because of Pakistan was facing one billion cubic feet shortage of gas. “There was no other option but to increase the price,” he told reporters.